Black Mountain, Hard Drugs Members Team Up as Sur Une Plage for Singles Series
Published Apr 02, 2014Longtime Vancouver busybody Joshua Wells (Lighting Dust, Black Mountain) has announced he has a new synth-minded project on the go called Sur Une Plage, who made their official debut today (April 2) with a stream of their first single, "Sins."
The project teams Wells with fellow Vancouverite Colin McKill (of Lord Beginner and Hard Drugs, among others). According to a message from the band, the pair had apparently been discussing the collaborative project before buckling down and laying tracks to tape last December at Vancouver's Ballon Factory facility.
Sur Une Plage are described as blending "icy synthesized textures" with "thumping bass tones and soaring melodies." An as-yet-untitled EP is on the way, with tracks from the set being premiered every Wednesday for the next six weeks. First up is "Sins," which delivers a roomy arrangement of warbling and warm vintage keyboard textures, a propulsive and dancey drum machine clack, and the "adventurous, world-weary" vocals of McKill.
You can hear the song down below or pick it up over on Bandcamp.