Preview this Dark and Rhythmic Track from Portland. - Introducing Lore City: Animate
posted 23 Aug 2022 by Krister Axel
Combining an instinct for deep, tribal rhythms with mystical, post-punk vocals that are as ethereal as they are powerful.

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Under Way is the new 7-inch EP from Lore City which is set for release October 6, 2022. The EP follows last year's Participation Mystique and Alchemical Task from 2020.

Lore City is a duo formed in 2011 that is currently based in Portland, Oregon, counting Laura Mariposa Williams (vocals, keyboard, guitar) and Eric Angelo Bessel (percussion, keyboard, guitar) as members. They met as peers at Syracuse University, and are now married. Their sound encompasses elements of dark-wave and mysterious dream pop, combining an instinct for deep, tribal rhythms with mystical, post-punk vocals that are as ethereal as they are powerful. The 7-inch vinyl pressing for their new EP is available for pre-order starting Thursday.

Visit their Bandcamp page for more information.

Oneness. Whether you like it or not. Creeping up on you. Morse code tapping you on the shoulder. Runoff into the sea. A little bell ringing. Wind chimes singing from forces unseen. I wanna believe. I animate these bones, for you. A paper skeleton on Halloween dangling from the front door. Animate, animate. Shuddering and twitching with your comings and goings. The thresholds we know. Everyone in their own little box, moving between containers. Remembering the orange glow of old sodium vapor street lamps, and simultaneously, the terror of noticing that your heart is constantly beating. The fading roar of airplanes overhead, rerouted. Suddenly you can see the flashing red and white lights out of the corner of your eye, every night, from your bed.

Written, arranged, recorded, and produced by Lore City Mixed and mastered by Jason Powers.

Photography and design by Eric Angelo Bessel.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.

Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist