Official in May 2012, the duo have been collaborating since ’08 and are well seasoned despite their fresh releases, “We’ve both written a large volume of music, hundreds and hundreds of songs in our lifetime, but the difference is that now we’ve found what works for us. We feel like we’re writing the music we’ve always been wanting to. We just had to do our homework first.” – Calvin.
One of their current defining traits apart from their mystic sound, is their steep schedule of singles as they focus on new material like a weekly column, “We strive to release new, quality singles every month. Usually two a month. We prefer releasing singles consistently, rather than EPs or albums, because at this point when we’re just starting out, it makes more sense. We like to carefully craft our singles and release them to people immediately.”
In tandem with music, Dead Times teams up with designer Clint Soren on the bulk of their album art and various design materials, extending their minimalist image to attractive heights. Moby, Little People and Alt-J are perhaps the combined long form of the emotion and instrumental hip-hop that bleed through in Dead Times material. Altogether their work is a high volume delivery of organized sounds for a good music binge. Stay fresh with more Dead Times.
Hailing from Phoenix, Dead Times duo Calvin Markus and Travis Bunn have been courting Los Angeles as they build their mystic sound with the framework of R&B and waify electronics. Their minimalist foundation may find you in a melodic coma as they float between moody soul and futuristic down tempo under mirage vocals. Categorically vague, the composition for both “Slow Burning Bliss” (Bad Panda Records) and their recent riff, “Centuries” exhale a sense of aimlessness while projecting song as more of an experience beyond just a listen.
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