Texas based electronic art-rockers, Night Drive arrive today with hypnotic new track, “Trapeze Artist Regrets”. Like a synesthesia-induced soundscape found within the vivid worlds of films a la Tron or The Neon Demon, the ethereal song comes from their debut self-titled record, due June 16th via Roll Call Records. The album is now available for pre-order, with 4 insta-grat tracks available, including: Trapeze Artist Regrets”, “Rise and Fall”, “Young Rivals” and “Easy to Lie.” Listen here
The duo – comprised of Rodney Connell and Brandon Duhon noted, “Trapeze Artist Regrets was never suppose to happen. We were writing something else for a short film and became bored, so we changed the bpm, started shifting things around and all of the sudden we had this groove we liked. We just started working backwards from there. The title came first, a sorta metaphor for disaster; it’s about watching someone you care about make the same mistake over and over again and not being able to do anything about it. Just hoping they pull through.”
Inspired by sci-fi cinematic landscapes, the duo’s modern synth-pop seeks to explore the darker currents of abstract emotion. With infectious melodies wrapped in thoughtful lyrics, layered over pulsing dance beats, the group create an ethereal electronic world drenched in noir aesthetics. With the handful of tracks and remixes they’ve released, the duo’s dreamy songs have already garnered attention from the likes of SPIN, PAPER Magazine and Billboard as well as causing a stir from tastemakers in the blogosphere.
Night Drive’s self-titled debut album brings to mind the aesthetics of acts like Interpol or The Knife, and is an effort best consumed in it’s entirety. From the John Carpenter-esque stylings of hazy album opener, “Hyperion” to the urgent synth of “Strange Telepathy” or the slow-burning and subtle “Ghost Craft,” from start to finish, the LP is a textured soundscape and surreal journey through sound.
Having recently toured with the likes of CHVRCHES, Austra, Yacht, Robert DeLong, and Miami Horror, Night Drive has several dates coming up in Houston, Dallas and Austin.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Sat, 6/3: Houston, TX @ Free Press Summer Fest
Thu, 6/15: Houston, TX @ The Secret Group
Fri, 6/16: Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlies (Presented by KUTX)