Whether you know it or not, you have almost certainly already heard the trippy, infectious music of Los Angeles-based duo Bitter:Sweet, either on the television shows "Lipstick Jungle," "Law and Order: Criminal Intent," "Grey’s Anatomy" or "Moonlight," or even the movie "The Devil Wears Prada."
More likely, you caught a snippet of Bitter:Sweet’s "The Bomb" while watching a movie trailer for "Duplicity," a spy flick starring Julia Roberts and Clive Owen, and thought the music, so reminiscent of the 1960s-era James Bond scores, was probably composed specifically for the movie.
"The Bomb," complete with the sultry vocals of Shana Halligan, is track four of Bitter:Sweet’s latest album, "Drama," and its vintage spy movie, lounge-singer feel is not unusual for Bitter:Sweet.
In fact, most of the album by singer-lyricist Halligan and composer-producer Kiran Shahani sounds that way, from the brilliantly funny "Sugar Mama" to the aggressive, tango-like "Get What I Want."
To check out Bitter:Sweet’s old sound in a brand-new package, go to www.bittersweetmusic.com and click on Music.