Wednesday, January 30, 2013

PYYRAMIDS To Release New Album April 9

PYYRAMIDS, Tim Nordwind from OK Go and Drea Smith of He Say/She Say, will release their debut album Brightest Darkest Day on April 9 via Paracadute.  Having recently re-discovered their EP Human Beings when I was transferring music to my new portable media player, I'm tickled to hear new work from them.  Check out their new song, "Do You Think You're Enough?" below.

"PYYRAMIDS' music is a perfect combination of catchy songwriting, vulnerable lyricism and pop," said Interview.  "Their reverberating textured beats and strangely catchy hooks...we didn't know whether we should brood or dance when we first listened," observed NYLON when gushing over the band's debut EP, Human Beings.  "But soon we realized that we didn't have to decide.  And if you ask us, it's exactly this two-sidedness that makes PYYRAMIDS so damn cool."  MTV's Buzzworthy blog praised Smith's "sultry, lush vocals" and pronounced the band's "Don't Go" video "absolutely perfect."

Recorded in Nordwind's basement studio, with the final tracks recorded at Dan Konopka of OK Go's studio, Brightest Darkest Day was mixed by Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, MGMT) and Konopka.  Brightest Darkest Day finds its creators once again venturing into fresh territory.  "There's a pop sensibility to the album that's bright but the sound and delivery is very dark," explains Smith.