Monday, October 05, 2020
The song "is a tribute to all of the 80s and 90s home workout videos that have been lost to time", and is taken from the double a-side single 'Workout / Dead As Disco', out on October 31. Grab your copy here.
Take a listen below.
Tags: Hearts and Rockets
Los Angeles electronic/alt project Peel have revealed their new single "Citizen X".
Peel is the musical partnership of Sean Cimino and Isom Innis (of Foster the People); both multi-instrumentalists, as well as a visual artist and producer respectively. The project was born from a month-long recording session between the two artists within Innis’s concrete loft, above the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. Naturally, the cavernous space served as an industrial incubator for musical experimentation: where fleets of sewing machines once reverberated in the 1930s with metallic rhythms, now echoed the sounds of drums, amps, and modular synthesizers.
From the very beginning, a creative process was developed. Cimino would loop guitar and synths while Innis introduced drums and additional synthetic textures: “It was important for us to play everything without edits, limiting ourselves to a few selected elements. We are obsessed with records like Second Edition [Public Image Ltd.] and The Pleasure Principle [Gary Numan]; records where spirit and improvisation guided expression. We wanted to create a ‘wall-of-sound’ between the two of us...” says Innis.
After the two were satisfied with an instrumental take, a vocal performance was captured with a Shure SM7 microphone, often with lyrics deriving from a stream-of consciousness, as in the duo’s first single ROM-COM—a chaotic and cyclical information spiral, finding its existential footing in the modern age. “For me, when I listen to percussive music, the groove becomes hypnotic and it’s an ego-killer in the best way. It takes me out of my head and into a moment...” says Cimino.
The song is out now via Innovative Leisure. Get it here and take a listen below.
Chicago post punk/indie rock band Deeper have released the video for their latest single "Helena's Flowers".
The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their sophomore album 'Auto-Pain', which came out in March this year via Fire Talk. Buy your copy here.
Watch the video below.
Lisbon, Portugal darkwave/post-punk/synthwave band She Pleasures HerSelf have unleashed the video for their new single "Bury Me".
The song is out now. Grab it here.
The band have also shared their cover version of Placebo's classic "Every You Every Me". Watch/listen below.
Tags: She Pleasures Herself
French dark electro wave duo Minuit Machine has released the video for his new single "End This Summer".
The song is taken from the upcoming EP "Don't Run From The Fire", set to be released on October 16 through Synth Religion. Buy it here.
The video was directed by Hélène de Thoury. Watch it below.