(Vancouver, BC) - After just releasing their 'Panic Attack' EP in October 2015, Vancouver-based indie pop duo Rococode (Laura Smith and Andrew Braun) are already back with a follow-up and will release their second full-length album 'Don't Worry It Will Be Dark Soon' on February 26th. 'Panic Attack', the title track from Rococode's previous EP, also makes an appearance on the new full-length album and the uber sexy video for 'Panic Attack' is featured on Exclaim today as an exclusive premiere. Watch the 'Panic Attack' video here.
The songs for 'Don't Worry It Will Be Dark Soon' were recorded at the same time as the 'Panic Attack' EP in an fairly unconventional way - in a cabin, off the grid, in the isolated coastal forest of British Columbia. Rococode shared their cabin/studio space with producers Caleb Shreve (Phantogram, Bear Hands) from New York and Ted Gowans (Tegan and Sara, Fences) from Los Angeles and the foursome set to work on music that shared none of the characteristics of their rustic surroundings. Together 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 title of the album also sparked inspiration when recording the new songs; the phrase comes from between song banter at a Radiohead show Andrew attended as a teenager.
"The daylight was kind of busting the vibe for most of the show and Thom Yorke kept saying, "Don't worry it will be dark soon. Everything is gonna be fine. It will be dark soon," Andrew explains. "It kind of rattled around in my brain for 10 years and then we wrote the tracks, thinking about the comfort that the nighttime affords. It feels like a time where there is room to breathe and be ourselves. Throughout the writing of this record we were dealing with some difficult personal battles. The writing and recording was very cathartic and very much helped us grow through some turbulent times to arrive at a more comfortable destination."
The first single from 'Don't Worry It Will Be Dark Soon' is the infectious and highly danceable electro track 'Hunter Gather'. The song was serviced to Alternative and College Radio in Canada this week alongside College and Non-Comm/Triple A Radio in the US. Listen to 'Hunter Gather' here.
Rococode will be touring across Canada and the US this spring in support of 'Don't Worry It Will Be Dark Soon'. Tour dates will be announced soon, please visit rococode.com for the most up-to-date tour listings. Look for 'Don't Worry It Will Be Dark Soon' on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes, and all other digital retailers/streaming services on Friday, February 26th.
ROCOCODE 'DON'T WORRY IT WILL BE DARK SOON' TRACK LISTING
RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 26, 2016 (Marquis Label Services)
2. Panic Attack
3. Baddest Sun
4. Until You're Mine
6. Hunter Gather
7. Dead and Gone
9. Don't Worry
10. Doom and Bloom