Electric President Background Info
Electric President, an Electro Pop/Indie musical duo originating in Jacksonville Florida and started in 2003, is made up of Ben Cooper and Alex Kane. Both Ben and Alex were in a band prior to Electric President called Helicopter Project. Ben is also part of several other bands including Radical Face, Iron Orchestra, and Mother’s Basement. Electric President has released five albums:
- S/T (2006)
- You Have the Right to Remain Awesome: Volume 1 7″ (2006)
- You Have the Right to Remain Awesome: Volume 2 7″ (2006)
- Sleep Well (2008)
- The Violent Blue (2010)
Electric President is an intriguing mix of Pop, Electro, and Indie. Their songs have some good beats and contain an excellent mix of sounds, both vocally and with their instruments and various electronics.
One thing that is pretty neat about this band is how they use the lyrics to drive the music. The lyrics in some of their songs tend to have a staccato type feel to them, which kind of gives an off and on, start and stop feel to the music. It’s actually really hard to describe in words, so you’ll just have to listen to understand what I’m trying to say.
Electric President has found itself compared to the Weakerthans, which on one hand, I can kind of understand. But on the other hand, the similarities aren’t overwhelming or all that numerous. Perhaps it’s the fact that ElectroPop isn’t a very saturated genre. Despite any comparison people want to make, Electric President is an awesome band with some very unique and enticing music. Do yourself a favor and check them out.