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Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Dreamy desert-based duo LANDROID drops cover of Plastic Bertrand’s new wave classic “Ça Plane Pour Moi,” taken from upcoming LP.
melancholy” “paranormal punk” “kaleidoscope of sound” that falls “somewhere
between Pink Floyd and Beach House.”
+++ LANDROID (L-R): Cooper
Gillespie, Greg Gordon. Photo
Takeover with the premiere of “this
fun cover of the 1977 classic by Plastic
Bertrand. Already a sweeping and up-beat track, LANDROID add a bit of warmth and sweetness to it with Gillespie’s softer vocals and a
post-punk touch.” Check it out here
or at the link below!
Gillespie (vocals, guitar, bass) and Greg Gordon (drums, sequences) of LANDROID are veteran performers that
have traveled the world as professional musicians. Now they live in the
California town of Landers. Population: 2,632.
The music that Gillespie
and Gordon are making as LANDROID, so named as a reference to
their new home, is as vast as the environment in which it was created.
Following years of playing variations on the Los Angeles-based punk and rock
hybrid, Gillespie and Gordon settled in a desert land and
became a desert band. The duo’s debut album Imperial Dunes arrives on
Sept. 13th via their own Mojave Beach Records label.
“They are the largest mass of sand dunes in
California,” Gillespie says of the
actual Imperial Dunes, another real-life location that contributed to
the name game. Turns out the “DROID” in LANDROID
has a connection, too: “In Return of the Jedi, the Imperial
Sand Dunes are the location of Jabba’s Palace,” Gillespie adds.
This bit of connect-the-dots finds its way back to the
deeper substance that makes LANDROID’s
songs stick. Giant production makes Gordon’s
thudding kick drum sound as huge as the nearby Giant Rock Vortex, where it is
believed that Earth’s magnetic energy lines intersect.
“They say it channels psychic energy,” Gordon says. “We know it sounds
hippie-dippy, but we swear we can feel it.” Believe the mystical hype or not, Gordon’s drum sounds arrive from
“The dunes feel like an appropriate metaphor for
life,” Gillespie observes, grounding
her lyrical themes. “Nature is the ultimate power and just as the dunes change
day-to-day, everything in life is constantly changing. We like to think we are
in control, but nature reclaims us.”
LANDROID’s “Recommended If You Like” is more like a
“Recommended If You’ve Lived.” It’s a list of inspirations and influences that
read like whole lifestyles unto themselves.
Imperial Dunes sounds just like ‘em:
David Lynch, David Bowie,
outer space, X, Cocteau Twins, William Blake,
Runner, Led Zeppelin, Buddy Rich, scuba diving, Portishead, Pink Floyd, Angela Carter,
The album’s first single and music video“Yellow Sea,” proves the concept. Lush,
but not lost in itself, the song is otherworldly and familiar at the same time.
“Yellow Sea” is a meditation on the hereafter,” Gillespie states.
Imperial Dunes by LANDROID arrives on Sept. 13th, 2019, preceded
by the single and video “Yellow Sea,”
out now. LANDROID is available for
interviews. Contact Josh Bloom
at Fanatic for more information.