Published Dec 02, 2015Two-man Toronto electro-rock unit Identikit are set to unleash a new EP titled Tare, and Exclaim! has got your exclusive first listen to the record in its entirety.
As their name implies, Identikit draw from a range of different elements, carefully selecting and compiling a variety of sounds to create a unique composite of their own. The results can be heard on the new five-song offering, blending together influences as wide-ranging as the psychedelia of Phish to the underground electronic music of Burial.
The project serves as a creative outlet for Aaron Gaistman and Andrew Cariboni, who pursued their shared love of music after working together at an ad agency. "That created an intense drive to do something on our own accord," they explained in a statement. "There's something liberating about working on a song that isn't due EOD."
You can hear that creativity flourish across the five songs on Tare, from the synthesized grooves of "Summertime" to the airy electronics on "Alan Watts," eventually closing with the sweet, softer-sounding cinematic feel of the title track.
Listen to the entire EP in the player below.