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Skynd Premiere New Video For Richard Ramirez

Electronic-infused industrial duo, Skynd, have released their third single and video, Richard Ramirez. The song is the third in a trilogy inspired by notorious and nefarious American serial killers and unsolved crime.

The track and video nod to the infamous Southern California butcher Richard Ramirez, also known as “The Night Stalker”. Ramirez attacked his victims after dark and with an unparalleled viciousness.

The song and its accompanying visual are dark, creepy, and sanguine. They are not for the faint of heart and fall in line with the Skynd aesthetic.

"Ramirez once said, 'Lucifer never felt the need to be seen, but in everyone's soul he can be felt.' Skynd somehow has the same message; we are all capable of doing inhuman cruelties," Skynd stated about the track.

Skynd ‘s debut EP Chapter 1 is out now and includes the previously released singles ‘Elisa Lam’ and ‘Gary Heidnik’ the latter of which features a cameo from Korn frontman and true crime aesthete Jonathan Davis.

 

 

 

 

Roosevelt And Washed Out Forgive

Marius Lauber AKA Roosevelt’s ambitious and breathtakingly modern follow-up to his self-titled debut is out next month. Young Romance sees the German artist breaking free from the dance floor and stepping out into the light, effortlessly bridging that gap and asserting his place in the upper echelons of guitar and synth-pop royalty. Now less reliant on a four-to-the-floor kick drum as a rhythmic backbone, this sophomore record sees him embrace grooves of all shapes and sizes, and his first guest feature with the inimitable vocals of Ernest Green of Washed Out.

Fusing chillwave and guitar-pop to sublime effect, the effortlessly breezy ‘Forgive’ combines guileless vocals with lush warm reverb and palpable bass frequencies. “I saw Ernest followed me on Instagram and I was so happy to find out he was a fan. He has always been a massive influence and this track was written around the vocal stems he sent back within days – a real collaborative effort,” says Lauber.

Young Romance was written in his home town of Cologne and finished in Los Angeles, where it was also mixed by Chris Coady (Beach House/Grizzly Bear/Future Islands) at the legendary Sunset Sound Studios. Penned from self-reflective distance and brimming with fresh ideas and confidence, Lauber balances escapism and wistfulness in equal measure, documenting his own artistic transitions and personal experiences along the way. “I ended up processing a lot of emotions that I felt during my youth” he says, “faded relationships that haunted me for years, being on the road for what seemed like forever and the constant search for a place to call home.”

Young Romance covers the trials and tribulations of falling in love, finding ‘home’, going on tour and losing touch, propelling Roosevelt into unchartered territory, both sonically and aesthetically, and the results are thrilling. It is set for release via Greco-Roman / City Slang on September 28, with Roosevelt embarking on his biggest ever headline tour across Europe and N America.

Tour Dates

Nov 8 - London, UK - Oval Space

Nov 9 - Manchester, UK - Now Wave

 

 

 

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