Brooklyn electronica duo Death By Piano have built a grassroots following through relentless touring in the New York City area, including a memorable showcase at Rough Trade NYC. They’re now building on their reputation with the release of a 5 track EP, Countdown.Drawing on influences ranging from Portishead to Patti Smith, the songs are at once clinical and soaring with pure vocals, complex arrangements and weighty themes of isolation, escapism and tumultuous times.
The EP is named after the first song that Kalen on vocals and synth and producer/musician Greywolf worked on together. They went deep on their first cut; according to Kalen, “this song is about learning to see people for what they really are — even the ugly in those we love — and that we can only really change once we’ve come to grips with that.”
Greywolf explains why they added a dark wave cover of Dolly Parton’s Jolene to the record: “to me, this song represents good versus evil and good pleading with evil to calm the f**k down.”
Countdown is out on September 13. Head to their website for details.
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