This came down the IVIYH chimney a few days ago, and shit this first track is blowing my shit. I’m not sure I can wrap my mind around the name Satchmode, does this refer to european satchel fashion? I don’t give this more than half a fuck since the track is so good, put this shit on and return to your maker.
Satchmode is a new dream pop duo from Los Angeles, made up of Gabe Donnay (vocals, guitar, synths, violin, mandolin) and Adam Boukis (vocals, guitar, synths). Although the two were childhood friends, they only began writing music together in the summer of 2012, while living in Baltimore. Collectively, they represent an eclectic diversity of musical experience, having gigged in everything from folk and bluegrass outfits to jazz combos to noise rock and funk bands. Out of this incongruous assortment of influences, they have distilled a sound that is refreshingly varied, ranging from infectious, upbeat disco grooves to rich, cinematic soundscapes. Still, their compositions are tied together by an emphasis on memorable melodies and meaningful songwriting and a love for electronic manipulation. Satchmode’s debut EP Collide was recorded and mixed in their bedroom studio and mastered by Dave Cooley (who has worked with M83 and Silversun Pickups). It will be released on January 21st, 2014.