For Immediate Release:
(Vancouver, BC) - Vancouver-based indie pop duo Rococode are releasing their highly anticipated EP 'Panic Attack' this Friday, October 9th ahead of their performances in NYC next week for the CMJ Music Marathon. Rococode will also be playing the #ImagineOct20th NYC Edition on October 15th, along with a string of Canadian dates next month starting in Regina on November 17th. See below for full tour schedule.
The first single from Rococode's new EP is the catchy, electro-pop tinged title track, 'Panic Attack' and the song has just been serviced to Alternative and College Radio in Canada alongside College and Non-Comm/Triple A Radio in the US. A remix of 'Panic Attack' by online darlings HUMANS is also included on the EP along with the band’s engaging take on INXS’s 'Never Tear Us Apart'. The official launch of the radio single follows the release of the haunting and cinematic track 'Banks' which was released online late last year. The song, and it’s beautifully shot video, picked up considerable buzz and exposed Rococode to a whole new fanbase.
Rococode is Laura Smith and Andrew Braun. They released their debut album 'Guns, Sex & Glory' to much critical acclaim in early 2012. The record was produced by Ryan Guldemond (Mother Mother, Hannah Georgas) and mixed by John Congleton (St.Vincent, Polyphonic Spree). Upon the release of their debut, the band took to the road and spent the better part of the next 18 months touring Canada and the US in various capacities.
When it came time to work on their follow-up, Rococode coaxed producers Caleb Shreve (Phantogram, Bear Hands) from New York and Ted Gowans (Tegan and Sara, Fences) from Los Angeles to set up a studio in a cabin, off the grid, in the isolated coastal forest of British Columbia. Between building fires, checking the solar panels, and failed fishing trips, the foursome set to work on music that shared none of the characteristics of their rustic surroundings. They arranged an army of synthesizers, guitar pedals and drum machines into tight, crisp Alternative gems that sparkle, shuffle and shake at every turn. The result of this incredible collaboration is the 'Panic Attack' EP (Release Date: October 9th). It will be followed by the full length album due out in February 2016.
Rococode are performing at CMJ in New York on October 15th + 16th and will have Canadian dates in support of 'Panic Attack' in November. More tour dates will be added soon, please visit rococode.com for the most up-to-date tour listings. Look for the 'Panic Attack' EP on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes, and all other digital retailers/streaming services this Friday, October 9th.
ROCOCODE // UPCOMING 2015 TOUR DATES
OCTOBER 14 – 17 – NEW YORK, NY – CMJ MUSIC MARATHON
OCTOBER 15 – NEW YORK, NY – FONTANA’S (7PM)
OCTOBER 15 - BROOKLYN, NY - WILLIAMSBURG HAND & DETAIL (10 PM, #ImagineOct20th NYC Show)
OCTOBER 16 – NEW YORK, NY – ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL STAGE 2
NOVEMBER 17 – REGINA, SK – SASKATCHEWAN CULTURAL EXCHANGE (w/ Dear Rouge, Rah Rah)
NOVEMBER 18 – EDMONTON, AB – STARLITE ROOM (w/ Dear Rouge, Rah Rah)
NOVEMBER 19 - CALGARY, AB - BROKEN CITY
NOVEMBER 20 - LETHBRIDGE, AB - THE SLICE
NOVEMBER 21 - NELSON, BC - SPIRIT BAR
ROCOCODE 'PANIC ATTACK' TRACKLISTING
RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 9, 2015 (Marquis Label Services)
1. Panic Attack
3. The Escape
4. Never Tear Us Apart
5. Panic Attack (HUMANS Remix)
STREAM Rococode - 'Panic Attack' EP here
STREAM/POST Rococode - 'Panic Attack' (HUMANS Remix) here
WATCH/POST Rococode - 'Banks' here
CLICK here for bio, album art (Artwork: Fivethousand Fingers) + high-res press photo (Photo Credit: Lynol Lui)