Band & The Beat, a new dream pop synth side-project by Tracy Shedd and James Tritten, will release their digital upbeat debut single 21 on October 27 via Fort Lowell Records. with melancholic Buoy as the B-side.
It's a change of pace for both of them, a throwback to the Eighties sound when New Wave and the New Romantics movement made way for bands like Soft Cell, Propaganda and Depeche Mode.
The husband & wife duo used analog synths, a sequencer, and an old school analog drum machine. Shedd's vocals take off a bit of the edge of the sparse sound of the vintage electronics. Recommended for Sunday brunches.Live dates:
- 10/22 Athens GA @ Flicker
- 10/23 Charlotte NC @ Petra's (w/ Jason Herring & The Mystery Plan)
- 11/01 Durham NC @ Duke Coffeehouse (w/ Free Pizza)
- 11/07 Chapel Hill NC @ The Cave (w/ Tim Lee 3)