Listening to Flaamingos’ self-titled debut album, out August 27th on Last Gang Records, you’d be forgiven for thinking that it might come from the north of England, or somewhere else where the skies are consistently leaden and everybody always wears black.Read More
Flaamingos are the latest signing to Felte, and their music drags the classic sounds of their favorite bands into the 21st century, in the process creating a sound that’s entirely their own. In fact, it’s the work of a bunch of (black-clad) Angelenos. Pounding analog drum machines. Rumbling basslines that are as moody as they are thoroughly danceable. Atmospheric washes of echo-laden synth textures. Jangling guitar sounds. And choruses that resonate with emotion. Today The Fader premieres the second album single “Walk a Wire,” a track that balances upbeat melodicism with a brooding outlook. It’s on Soundcloud here. The new album cut arrives close on the heels of “All I Wanna Do Is Live,” the album’s first cut. Their debut album Flaamingos is set for an August 27th release on Felte.