Friday, October 19, 2018

REPLICANT // The Resistance

The year is 2018. A maniacal demagogue remains in control of the federal government, but not without protest. An election looms as chaos ensues, fracturing the general public. This will undoubtedly be this republic’s most decisive test – to succumb to mania or renew its commitment to democracy. Resistance is not futile. 

All donations will be transferred to the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project to protect the right to vote from spineless officials peddling disenfranchisement and hellbent on staying in power at all costs. 

Released a month before the pivotal mid-term elections, The Resistance follows The Reckoning, as Part II of "A Taste of Midnight" - a portrait of our modern dystopia, and a scathing commentary of our current ill-equipped administration.

Garrett Vernon | Vocals, Guitars, Synth 
Justin DeLay | Synth, Drum Machines, Production 
Jordan DeLay | Bass 

Written, Recorded, and Produced by Replicant 
Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Adam Stilson at Decade Music Studios 
Photography by Nick Zebelian

Thursday, October 18, 2018

CUTS // A Slow Decay

UK-based audio/visual artist CUTS came into the world at the tail end of 2012, claiming the influences of abandoned spaces, white noise and sleep paralysis.

'A Slow Decay' precedes the debut album from composer and filmmaker CUTS, featuring the lead single 'A Gradual Decline' and two new compositions. The music addresses the planet’s current fragility using actual field recordings of ice collapsing from glaciers, weaving these momentary, dramatic events directly into the DNA of the music. 



[PHOTOGRAPHY] Melanie Pullen // "Unseen Stories"

All photos © Melanie Pullen

Chasms // Divine Illusion

Divine Illusion” is an homage to the loved ones the duo lost in Oakland’s Ghost Ship fire. Created in the haze of confusion that follows devastating loss, the song reflects on longing to connect with those who have left this realm. As the band shifts their sound toward the murky depths of dub with an upcoming LP to be released on the Felte label in early 2019, “Divine Illusion” is the final chapter of the duo’s industrial / shoegaze sound. The song also serves as a farewell to the Bay Area, to an era that has passed.

Photo by Jess Garten

Wednesday, October 17, 2018


[PREMIERE] Deadpan // Fool Moon

Soon after the break with Deadpan Interference back in 2016, Martin Funder, Max Cosnier and Sofie Westh already knew that they weren't done with developing their music. During the years 2017-18 new sounds grew out from their collaboration and is now ready to be shown to the world.

It's near impossible to put a specific genre on the band's characteristic sound, but the heavy, experimental approach to songwriting and rhythm - mixed with a great love of explosive pop-music - isn't to be mistaken. Deadpan can sound like the love child of the 70/80s experimental postpunk band Chrome and 00s dancepunk heroes LCD Soundsystem; wrapped in the modernity of contemporaries like The Garden, and still, this attempt at describing their sound already shows its limits. With the new sounds came new songs and an urge to play around with a brand new set up. Two members have been added to the Deadpan stable who is now running a pack of five. The new people added is the lead singer Arsene Survie (Syringe) and guitarist and synth player Christian Skibdal (ex-The Wands)

Deadpan are ready to present themselves with their new EP "Fool Moon" to be released on December 7th. The record has been produced by Oliver Volz (Shiny Darkly) and is being released on the Paris/Copenhagen record label Third Coming Records.

From the EP "Fool Moon" to be released on Third Coming Records, Dec 7th 2018. 

Directed by Frederik Valentin. 

Instagram : @deadpanmusic