Published Dec 27, 2012New Zealand noise pop act Popstrangers previously released singles through their county's own Flying Nun Records, but they've signed to a U.S. label for for their debut full-length. Carpark Records will release Antipodes on March 8.
The trio recorded the album, which includes the tunefully noisy recent single "Heaven," in the basement of a '30s dance hall. A press release cites influences including Radiohead, the Gordons, 3Ds and the Chills.
The 10-song collection reportedly "features dissonant, claustrophobic melodies, anchored by the languid affectations of [singer Joel] Flyger's vocals, that bring a vintage feel to their decidedly contemporary garage rock."
Peruse the cover artwork above and the tracklist below. Scroll past to tracklist to hear "Heaven," which apparently stands out as a pop-oriented highlight in an album of "hazy gloom."
2. In Some Ways
3. Witches Hand
4. What Else Could They Do
5. Cat's Eyes
6. Full Fat
8. Roxy Brown