“Open Your Eyes” & Ears To The New Release From THOSE SHADOW PEOPLE
While writing I love to listen to music usually on Pandora. But recently I’ve felt a bit underwhelmed and uninspired. Maybe it’s my own fault because you do select your own stations on the internet music platform.
Luckily I was recently sent a few tracks from Nematode Records. They included “Open Your Eyes” a new release from Those Shadow People, a folktronica, beat-centric group. They have a sound similar to Bibio, Gotye, or Gorillaz. But they have a more interesting back story!
According to a press release:
After writing, recording and collaborating on tracks in secret for over two years, now their music is being released for the first time. A group that started as a secret side-project has blossomed into a collaboration of massive proportions, spanning genres and great distances. A mysterious bunch, these musicians are spread far and wide across the United States. The majority of their collaborations with each other occur over the Internet. Beats produced in Denver gained lyrics, vocals, and trumpet in Seattle. As the beats turned into songs, they gained more collaboration from drummers, singers, and instrumentalists in Tennessee, Louisiana, and California.
I’m actually listening to the track as I write this post. “Open Your Eyes” opens all of my senses while at the same time tempting me to lie back and close my lids to absorb the light electronic beats. The song’s tempo is maintained through out, with perfect timing when introducing lyrical spoken word (rap) or vocal harmony. They don’t compete with each other or the actual beat, all three blend and create a hip-indie symphony.
“Open Your Eyes” is available a a digital download at http://www.nematoderecords.com as well as all digital music stores on Tuesday, September 25th. It also comes with a companion comic book.
Can these people be any cooler? I was given a sneak peek of the comic and the art work and story line is truly outstanding.
The comic book, written by Phil Buck and illustrated by Erik Turner, gives us our first glimpse into “the shadow realm” through the eyes of Sarah Saber. Sarah’s father is a physicist researching dark matter and dark energy. When he turns up missing, Sarah goes in search of him and gets attacked by minions from “the shadow realm.” As Sarah begins to find answers to what happened to her father, she also stumbles upon bigger questions about the nature of our universe.
Pre-order your copy of this limited edition vinyl at nematoderecords.com and get your own copy.
More details on Those Shadow People – “Open Your Eyes” b/w “Shadow Anthem” can be found on the official website of Nematode Records: http://www.nematoderecords.com
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