Published Jan 12, 2012Way back in 2010, Brooklyn electro-pop duo Tanlines unveiled loose plans to release an album in 2011, but regrettably that never happened. Better late than never, though, the outfit have just announced that their debut full-length, titled Mixed Emotions, will arrive this Spring.
A press release confirms that True Panther Sounds will drop the disc March 20. It was recorded in various studios around New York after the troupe had been evicted from their own studio, and was mixed in Miami by Jimmy Douglass (Timbaland, Aaliyah, Justin Timberlake, Television, Roxy Music). A tracklisting has yet to pop up, but you can check out album track "Brothers" down below.
While in the past the group released a steady stream of studio-produced, dance-minded singles (some of which are collected on 2010's Volume On collection), the group credits Mixed Emotions' genesis to a European tour spent listening to the sounds of '80s rock, from R.E.M. to skate punk to Born In the U.S.A..
"Listening to them, I became very aware of the lasting resonance of a good song," vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist Eric Emm said in a statement. "A good song transcends production trends. That's what we were missing, and I wanted to start making songs that could last forever."
With that in mind, Tanlines' label describes Mixed Emotions as "a testament to the benefits and pitfalls of life's changes, getting older, and being pushed out of one's comfort zone."
A Tanlines tour is in the works, with dates to be announced at a later time.