“Empire is an ambitious song for many reasons, namely the lyrical content and epic production…” adding that, “The song is about making it on your own, no matter what stands in your way. The video is also a beautiful representation and another piece of the puzzle of our aesthetics. I am incredibly excited to show this to the world.” -Catherine
For Alpines, with a focal point being an intimate journey through life on a sound diet, avante-rock and ambient-pop are harnessed with stylish synthing over subtle collages, leaving the larynx to strike a pose. Beyond “Empire” into “Survival” and the recent Creep remix, Alpines depicts a clear path at the high altitude of both daring and grounding. When asked about their drive to push through a saturated electro-pop scene, Bob responds, “This is something I think about a great deal. As a result of the Internet and more available technology, there are so many artists out there right now, and sometimes it is difficult to believe that you will be heard through the crowd. There is a lot of great music out there, but there is a also a lot of bad music, and what motivates me is to try and bring up the standards of what people want to listen to in electronic / pop music. Not just with our own band, but to try and make people realise that there is a wealth of good music out there, and to think about what is thrown at them by mainstream radio and press and to realize they can have better.”
Raw talent and selective melodies will keep this team everything but still as they continue uphill with their single debut on the horizon and their big video release.
“Our songs usually start with just Catherine and a piano. The emotional intensity always begins with her songwriting – the chords and her voice. With my production, I try to realize the emotion that is inherent in the song and choose the right sounds to frame it. It is a vey difficult job, and I feel a great deal of responsibility because I am trusted with very beautiful songs and I have to be careful to do the right thing!”
The London-based duo, Alpines, go monolithic as they seize the day with lavish vocals and immortal drums in their latest single out June 11.
May 23 13 @ 5:27 PMØDD Spring Sale
May 24 13 @ 5:40 PMYacht at Shea Stadium
May 25 13 @ 5:50 PMJames Murphy and Special Guests at Grand Prospect Hall
May 26 13 @ 5:54 PMOneohtrix Point Never at Saint Vitus
May 27 13 @ 6:01 PMA conversation With James Murphy
May 28 13 @ 5:46 PMNaoaki Funayama: X-don at Ouchi Gallery
May 29 13 @ 6:06 PMMarina & The Diamonds and Charli XCX
May 30 13 @ 6:10 PMLee "Scratch" Perry at Le Poisson Rouge
May 31 13 @ 6:15 PMAzari & III at Highline Ballroom
Jun 07 13 @ 10:42 AMThe Govenors Ball NYC Music Festival