New York synth-pop duo Kodacrome announce their debut LP Aftermaths with the release of first single and teaser of video for “Buggy Bumper” Creating hypnotic arrangements by combining Elissa LeCoque’s vocals and Ryan Casey’s production, this pair crafts fragmented pop songs with an electronic pulse. Lead single, Buggy Bumper, is a moody and reverberant offering reflecting the core of Aftermaths’ glimmering, textured aesthetic.
Following the release of their 2012 debut, Perla EP, Kodacrome’s forthcoming LP Aftermaths (out July 8th) continues to raise the temperature and heighten theatrics by exploring the space between the words and the notes that carry a story. LeCoque and Casey met on tour in the spring of 2010 and began making music together from opposite coasts (Elissa in San Francisco and Ryan in Brooklyn). After combining forces in Brooklyn, Kodacrome self-released their debut EP in March of 2012 (digitally and 10” white vinyl), Aftermaths will also be available in limited edition vinyl. Drawing inspiration from both, Ryan’s production merits (Pilot Balloon, Anti-Pop Consortium), and Elissa’s background as a classically-trained pianist, Aftermaths combines strong basslines and visceral beats with impending lyrics reflecting a lush picture of a calm place after a devastating storm. “I obsess about the tone of an oscillator the way she does about a melody. It’s like she is writing a script and starring in it, and I’m the cinematographer.” – Ryan Casey
The central theme for Aftermaths was established when Elissa & Ryan were at the tail-end of a two year urban exile when suddenly a 7-foot leatherback turtle washed ashore at their feet. Although lifeless and battered, they admired the majestic, over 100 year-old creature, for exemplifying an oddly peaceful image in the wake of destruction. The duo knew they had found their muse.