Astralwerks announces ‘Singularity’ the brand new EP from Lemaitre out July 22nd. The four-track EP sees the band (aka Norwegian duo Ulrik Denizou Lund and Ketil Jansen) deliver the guitar-driven, disco-infused electronic indie pop that has earned Lemaitre its global fan following as it incorporates elements of hip hop and soul into its signature sound.
“We grew up listening to a lot of different music. A lot of jazz and fusion. A lot of French music, especially Serge Gainsbourg and electronic music like Daft Punk, Justice, Phoenix and Basement Jaxx,” explains Ulrik who goes on to cite hip-hop, funk, soul, RnB and the film scores of composer Hayao Miyazaki among the pairs’ shared influences referenced on the upcoming EP.
“It’s pretty varied, but still very Lemaitre-ish,” he continues. “We worked with a female singer for the first time (Tennessee-born vocalist Lolo who previously featured on Panic! at the Disco’s ‘Miss Jackson’). We also got a feature from one of our favorite rappers Chuck Inglish from The Cool Kids.
The four-track EP includes the critically acclaimed single ‘High Tide'(Interview Magazine calls the track “crisply produced” and “beautiful” while Earmilk calls its chord progressions “unrivalled” and its production value “out of this world) plus three brand new tracks; the disco-infused ‘Wait’ feat. Lolo, the danceable soul-guided funk of ‘All I Need’ feat Chuck Inglish, and the playful pop of ‘Go’ which features bouncing synths across gliding guitars.
In addition to the EP release, Lemaitre is set to play a series of headline North American club dates beginning July 22nd in Washington D.C. The band’s live show is as ambitious as its music; consisting of three self-designed light installations complete with 3D animations. Following the headline dates, Lemaitre will join Astralwerks label-mate Porter Robinson as support for the massive 40+ date Worlds North American tour beginning August 28th. A full list of dates can be found below.
LEMAITRE ‘SINGULARITY’ NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR
7/22 – Washington, D.C. – DC9
7/23 – Philadelphia, PA – The Black Box
7/24 – New York, NY – Popshop NYC @ Westway
7/25 – Burlington, VT – Signal Kitchen
7/26 – Montreal, QC – Belmont
7/27 – Boston, MA – Great Scott
8/7 – San Francisco, CA – Popscene @ Rickshaw Stop
8/8 – Los Angeles, CA – iHC @ The Echoplex
About Lemaitre: With its unique blend of disco, indie and electro-tinged earcandy, Norweigan duo Lemaitre (Ulrik Denizou Lund and Ketil Jansen) have amassed a global following since forming in 2010. The band’s self-released 2012 EP “Relativity 2” shot to #1 on the iTunes Electronica charts in the US & Canada and charted in the Top-10 in 12 countries including the UK, Australia and France with virtually no promotion. A #1 HypeMachine artist on multiple occasions, the viral band boasts more than 5 million combined YouTube views, more than 1 million Soundcloud fans. Peer accolades are also rolling in, with Porter Robinson, Zedd, Madeon, Martin Solveig and more all singing the band’s praises. “High Tide” is the band’s most recent single, released March 2014 in tandem with a series of high-profile North American debut shows at SXSW in Austin. It features on the upcoming ‘Singularity’ EP set for release July 22nd on Astralwerks. http://www.lemaitremusic.com/
LEMAITRE ‘SINGLULARITY’ TRACK LIST
- High Tide
- Wait feat. Lolo
All I Need feat. Chuck Inglish
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