Published Feb 19, 2013Vancouver dark-wave duo Koban formally introduced themselves with their Solid Gold EP in 2011, but the gloomy crew will hit back with a fuller attack in the form of a full-length debut titled Null. The LP is set to drop March 26 through hometown label the Broadway to Boundary.
The upcoming 10-song effort from the self-described "duo of coldest clinical hearts" was primarily engineered by Natasha Reich at Vancouver's Fader Master, though album track "Not Broken" was recorded by the band, who also served as producers for the outing. Mastering duties were left to Jordan Koop at Noise Floor Studios in Ladysmith, BC.
The album arrives in a limited-edition vinyl pressing of 500 copies, with most appearing on black wax and a small amount on "grey cinderblock." The LP will also come with a download code.
You can sample the first three tracks of Null now via Broadway to Boundary's Bandcamp page.
Koban will support the impending set with a run of U.S. dates with fellow VanCity post-punkers Lie. You can check the dates down below.
1. Absolute Minimum
2. Down in the Well
4. We March
8. Walk Walk Walk
9. Not Broken
10. Next Time We Speak
3/5 Seattle, WA - Kati J's *
3/6 Portland, OR - The Know*
3/7 San Francisco, CA - DNA Loft*
3/8 San Jose, CA - Chromatic Coffee*
3/9 Oakland, CA - Moco Gallery*
3/11 Phoenix, AZ - Vatican City Mall*
3/12 Tucson, AZ - Topaz*
3/13 Austin, TX - Continental Club*
3/16 Austin, TX - Wardenclyff Gallery*
3/20 Sacramento, CA - Axewave Manor*
3/22 Seattle, WA - Heartland Gallery*
3/23 Bellingham, WA - The Cabin*
* with Lie