Video: Little Dragon perform “Little Man” and “Summertearz” at Moog Studios

The second installment of the Moog Sound Lab’s second season has arrived: In October, five bands entered an Asheville, North Carolina studio to pay homage to electronic music pioneer Bob Moog, the man who invented the synthesizer that’s been used on an innumerable amount of your favorite albums. Last month, Twin Shadow performed a pair of songs on instruments and filters manufactured by Moog, and now SPIN presents Sweden’s Little Dragon, featuring Gorillaz and SBTRKT collaborator Yukimi Nagano.

Little Dragon were forced to cancel their set at the annual Moogfest because bassist Fredrick Kallgren got sick, but their soundman stepped up so the synth-pop group could still hit Moog’s studio for an intimate take on their Ritual Union cut “Little Man.” This was Little Dragon’s first time at the Moog Sound Lab, but it looks like keyboardist Hakan Wirenstrand has already mastered that theremin. Nagano’s own unique voice was enhanced with a little help from the Analog Delay Moogerfooger.

There’s three more bands left on the docket for the second season of Moog Sound Lab: The Antlers, Ra Ra Riot, and Megafaun, and SPIN will premiere each of those sessions in the coming weeks. Until then, check out Little Dragon’s “Little Man” below and an additional performance of “Summertearz” at the Moog site. Source.

Audio: Little Dragon’s “Little Man” gets remixed by Tycho

“Little Dragon is looking to go a more unconventional route to push the latest single off their third album, Ritual Union. The Swedish synth-pop outfit will issue limited cassette singles of “Little Man” that you will only be able to purchase at the Rough Trade East shop in London. Um, yeah, make that super limited then, though luckily Hypetrak has come through with one of the remixes set to appear on the tape. Bay Area producer Tycho has put his own minimalist, shuffling take on “Little Man” that’s reminiscent of the work we heard on his great new album, Dive.” Source.