Vibrissae – Somewhere Away (Vipchoyo Sound Factory 2016)

03 Aug

Electronic shoegaze trio Vibrissae announce ‘Somewhere Away’ LP, drop new single ‘Need’.


Shoegaze electronic crossover trio Vibrissae have signed to Italian label Vipchoyo Sound Factory to release their debut LP ‘Somewhere Away‘. In advance of the album’s release, they are releasing their first reverb-filled driven single ‘Need‘.

Formed and are based in Portland, Oregon, the same city that produced The Dandy Warhols, The Decemberists, Modest Mouse, The Prids, Quarterflash and Elliott Smith, the three members of Vibrissae hail from different continents.

Vocalist Imber Lingard comes from Australia, Emma Bell was born in Malaysia, and Aaron Bell is native to the USA. The trio found common ground in their shared love of shoegaze, electronic music, and modern rock, and especially any crossover fusions thereof. Vibrissae’s debut output is the result of over three years of rehearsal and recording.

Their music crosses over multiple genres, combining and alternating elements from electronic rock, synth pop, dark wave and shoegaze.

The first single “Need” in an electrifying post-punk number with a darker atmosphere, underlined by a frenzied feeling of urgency. Guitar distortion erupts at the start of the track, transitioning into a warped guitar chime with remarkable percussion penetrating in the calm before the storm. Lingard delivers a stunning sing-talk, building up to what is a hypnotic chorus.

This album was mainly recorded at their home studio with some vocals tracked at Jackpot! Recording Studio in Portland, a testament to Vibrissae’s DIY aesthetic. The band also mixed their own tracks and created their own artwork, with mastering performed by Alan Douches.

1. Whiskers 00:49
2. Never Again 04:35
3. Incident Report 03:14
4. Bulan 01:28
5. Not Forever 06:39
6. Crooked Stripe 01:05
7. Crooked Smile 04:51
8. Need 04:30
9. Somewhere Away 10:21

Need (Radio Edit) 04:07
Not Forever (Radio Edit) 05:15
Never Again (Radio Edit) 03:50

August 3 – Portland at The Lovecraft Bar (with Kite)
August 27 – Portland (with After Nations, Oceanside Static, Light Creates Shadow)
October 7 – Portland at The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven (presented by Brickbat Mansion)
Keep up with Vibrissae
Website | Facebook | Bandcamp |

pic by Emma Bell

pic by Emma Bell

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Posted by on August 3, 2016 in Alternative


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