The thaw seems to finally be upon us, and to celebrate we'd like to share the first single proper off our endlessly squirming at the gate but imminent LP Strange Arrangements.
On the 'A-side', Limb From Limb is a long-standing live favorite with which we've closed out innumerable shows--an anthemic declaration of true love to a terminal depressive (wherever you are, wherever you are).
On the 'B-side', we're excited to offer an exclusive remix of another Strange Arrangements track--Let Your Heart Speak My Name has been worked over by Trade Secrets, a bicoastal collaboration between NYC electro-rock comrades Hypefactor and West Coast dreampoppers The New Division (who've just dropped their own excellent new LP Together We Shine), transforming a lonely midnight ballad into a thinking person's lumbering dance juggernaut.
The tracks are up for full preview and purchase via Bandcamp, and discounted as a pair--we've never been the sort to rattle the digital cup on the front end a la Kickstarter, so we hope if your ears are piqued you'll pick up both as a taster for the full LP, due this spring digitally and as a limited gatefold CD with lyrics and beautiful photography by Give Me Your Name director William Murray.
We'll be plotting new shows around the release of the album, but whet your appetite with these morsels in the meantime and keep your eyes/ears peeled for The Dossier's take on a cut from The New Division's LP. As always, do let us know what you think…contrary to conventional wisdom, you should always feed the animals.
We're back to the live fray Tuesday January 28 as one-third of an excellent electronic bill at Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn, where we'll share the stage with the dark, (be)witching dubstep-inflected sounds of WOLVVES and the irrepressible, irresistible dancepop of comrades The Mystic Underground.
For our part, we'll be playing cuts from our much-delayed but achingly imminent debut LP Strange Arrangements as well as airing brand new, as yet unheard material. We're up first, so come early and make a night of it--excellent grub can be had in Cameo's attached restaurant--and this is an evening that promises to be strong from start to finish.
RSVP and get advance tickets via Facebook and join the pack--show doors 8pm, $8, 21+.
It was a year full of unexpected trapdoors, hard graft behind the scenes, serious sweating of details, a few fantastic collaborations, and a handful of hard-won victories.
We saw less of you than we might have liked, but we'll remedy that at the end of January with a show at Cameo Gallery alongside The Mystic Underground and WOLVVES. We'll also be raring to share at last our LP Strange Arrangements, which is, believe it or not, complete.
New recordings, remixes, and another video collaboration with our friend William Murray are all in the offing. And we're hard at work on a brand new batch of material.
Happy New Year, and we'll see you with teeth bared in 2014.
(photo: William Murray)