Published Dec 30, 2014In their time, roboteyes have shared the stage with acts like July Talk, Dinosaur Bones and USS, but the Peterborough, ON trio are ready to steal the spotlight with their new EP True Love in Modern Stereo, and Exclaim.ca has got your exclusive first listen.
The band's synth-pop sound is guided by Kate DeLeuce's vibrant vocals and backed by Ryan Ford on guitars and Matt Servo on synths and percussion, and they're hoping to "thrive beyond their roots in Peterborough" with the arrival of the new record.
The five-song set was recorded at Toronto's Verge Music Lab with producer Devon Lougheed (Sidney York, Smashing Satellites, Hey Ocean!), while Joshua Bowman (Altered By Mom, Sidney York, Hot Panda) jumped in on engineering and mixing duties.
Describing their sound as an explosive one with "sparkling synths, growling guitars and infectious driving rhythms that want to make you move and move you at the same time," the band also acknowledge the influence of those that came before them. Citing the Police and Michael Jackson as influences, Roboteyes have crafted a retro-tinged pop sound that is sure to make listeners dance.
If you're still looking to plan a good time on New Year's Eve, the group will be playing tomorrow evening (December 31) at the Bovine in Toronto. For now, though, stay in and let the synth-pop sounds of True Love in Modern Stereo wash over you. It arrives on January 6, but you can give it a listen below right now.