Category Archives: Synth-pop

Lush synths lend beauty to Let’s Eat Grandma’s B-side, “Sink”

“Sink,” the trip-hoppy B-side to Let’s Eat Grandma’s experimental debut single, “Deep Six Textbook,” sounds nothing like “Deep Six” and is every bit as good.

Lush strings of high-pitched notes mesh with a funky gothic synth line that oozes the song forward. Rosa and Jenny rap-sing broad, mysterious lines like “To retain the blame is a heavy weight/ I need your help to unblock it …. under the influence of the norm.”

Later, “And I just didn’t know what to say” is repeated and warped as it echoes away amid mounting feedback. The duo, Rosa and Jenny, share vocals and sound as close as sisters.

The beautiful oddness of “Sink” will only feed the fire ahead of their debut album, which is still months away.

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Let’s Eat Grandma, recently signed teen instrumentalists Rosa and Jenny, are from Norwich, England. They’re already selling out shows in England and will play at the Great Escape Festival in Brighton on May 19 – 21.

Let’s Eat Grandma is on Transgressive, with new music set for release Sept. 2.

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Hear the Odesza/Little Dragon collaboration “Light”

Odesza today released a new single, “Light,” on which Swedish electronic band Little Dragon is featured. “Light” is part of a deluxe edition of “In Return,” coming Sept. 18 on Counter Records.

There’s a backstory to how Little Dragon and Odesza joined forces on “Light.” Little Dragon had sought out Odesza for a remix a song from their album “Nabuma Rubberband.” According to a press release, Little Dragon’s label sent Odesza the stems for a different song, which was not on the album. The idea sat for months, until Odesza and Little Dragon co-headlined a show in Boston. They got together then to build a new Odesza song around the Little Dragon vocal stem.

Listen to “Light” below. The two bands sound perfect together, like they should have collaborated a long time ago. Yukimi Nagano’s sensual R&B vocals intertwine and flows with Odesza’s trademark swaying melodies.

The deluxe edition of “In Return” will have live versions of “Bloom,” IPlayYouListen,” and “Say My Name” (which features Zyra), plus instrumental versions of each song on “In Return.”  A limited 10-inch vinyl will be out Nov. 1.

The second phase of the group’s just-announced tour includes dates in Australia, Germany and across the U.S.

ODESZA IN RETURN WORLD TOUR (new shows in bold):
Thu. Sept. 3 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
Fri. Sept. 4 – Calgary, AB @ (Mad Decent Block Party)
Sat. Sept. 5 – El Paso, TX @ Sun City Music Festival
Sun. Sept. 6 – Stroud, OK @ Backwoods Camping & Music Festival
Thu. Sep. 24 – Wellington, New Zealand @ San Fran
Fri. Sep. 25 – Auckland, New Zealand @ St. James Theatre
Sat. Sep. 26 – Melbourne, Australia @ Listen Out Festival
Sun. Sep. 27 – Perth, Australia @ Listen Out Festival
Sat. Oct. 3 – Sydney, Australia @ Listen Out Festival
Sun. Oct. 4 – Brisbane, Australia @ Listen Out Festival
Fri. Oct. 9 – Brussels, Belgium @ VK
Sat. Oct. 10 – Paris, France @ Le Trianon
Sun. Oct.11 – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg @ Rockhal
Wed. Oct. 14 – London, United Kingdom @ KOKO
Thu. Oct. 15 – Berlin, Germany @ Kesselhaus
Fri. Oct. 16 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
Sat. Oct. 17 – Cologne, Germany @ Club Bahnhof
Fri. Oct. 30 – New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theater (SOLD OUT)
Sat. Oct. 31 – Live Oak, FL @ Suwannee Hulaween
Tue. Nov. 3 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (2nd show added) (SOLD OUT)
Wed. Nov. 4 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (SOLD OUT)
Thu. Nov. 5 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz (SOLD OUT)
Fri. Nov. 6 – Richmond, VA @ The National (SOLD OUT)
Sat. Nov. 7 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club (early show added) (SOLD OUT)
Sat. Nov. 7 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club (late show) (SOLD OUT)
Sun. Nov. 8 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
Wed. Nov. 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer (early show added) (SOLD OUT)
Wed. Nov. 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer (late show) (SOLD OUT)
Thu. Nov. 12 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 (2nd show added) (SOLD OUT)
Fri. Nov. 13 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 (SOLD OUT)
Sat. Nov. 14 – Boston, MA @ House Of Blues (SOLD OUT)
Fri. Nov. 15 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 (3rd show added) (SOLD OUT)
Wed. Nov. 18 – Montreal, QC @ Olympia
Thu. Nov. 19 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
Fri. Nov. 20 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre
Sat. Nov. 21 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
Sun. Nov 22 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater
Mon. Nov. 23 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Tue. Nov. 24 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Thu. Nov. 26 – Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
Fri. Nov. 27 – Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brians Event Centre
Tue. Dec. 1 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Wed. Dec. 2 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Thu. Dec. 3 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater (SOLD OUT)
Fri. Dec. 4 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater (SOLD OUT)
Sat. Dec. 5 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre (SOLD OUT)
Sun. Dec. 6 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre (2nd show added) (SOLD OUT)
Mon. Dec. 7 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre (3rd show added)
Fri. Dec. 11 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Sat. Dec. 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium
Sun. Jan. 3 – Miami, FL @ Holy Ship!

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