Published Jul 30, 2013Toronto pop staples Maylee Todd and Woodhands' Dan Werb have been playing under the moniker Ark Analog for a good year now, and they've finally unveiled their debut single.
Ark Analog is billed simply as "dance music from Toronto." Their debut single is called "Make Me a Mirror," and it's a blippy electronic pop song that sounds a bit like the synth-sparkled soundtrack of a outer-space-themed videogame from the '80s. It was jointly written and produced by Todd and Werb, while Jeremy Greenspan of Junior Boys mixed the track and assisted with production.
According to Ark Analog's press materials, "Dan and Maylee have focused their energies on creating a sound that channels the spirit of dark, disaffected disco, married to the math-like synth and drum arrangements pioneered by Kraftwerk."
Ark Analog will play Steam Whistle's upcoming Unsigned showcase on September 13 in London, ON. The band will also soon announce dates in Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton, Montreal, Guelph and Kingston. Additionally, they will release a split 7-inch with Digits in September, although this will feature a different song than "Make Me a Mirror."
While "Make Me a Mirror" is billed as the band's first official single, it's technically not the first song from the project to materialize, since they shared a tune called "When It's Mine" earlier this year through The Blot [via Silent Shout]. That song is also below.