New York duo Lewis Del Mar unveils a new track “TV” today alongside a video animated by rubberband.—watch it here. The song is from their forthcoming sophomore album AUGUST, out August 21 via FADER Label—pre-save the album here.
“Much of the ethos behind Lewis Del Mar is rooted in the practice of collage, and ‘TV’ touches on this concept from two angles,” Lewis Del Mar says. “First, the lyrics are a societal stream of conscious that weave a haywire line through disparate scenes and ideas: the water cycle, call centers, crowded subways, my mother’s voice. The song seeks connection in chaos, much like scrolling, flipping the channel. The recording itself is also its own collage. The drums, vocals, and guitar were recorded live in the room, while the synths and samples were programmed around this foundation to invoke the saturated and layered sensation of over-consumption that we’ve all grown accustomed to.”
Additionally, the band is launching their Tunespeak campaign today for a special fan giveaway in partnership with tokyobike, a U.S.-based independent bike company founded in Japan. Fans will be able to complete a series of actions—such as signing up for the band’s newsletter or sharing a song—to accumulate points, and the two people with the most points will win a black Mono model tokyobike and a Lewis Del Mar merch bundle.