Hidden Shoal Recordings is excited to announce the release of the new single by Australian dreampop band City Of Satellites. ‘Stranger Than Fiction’ is a dreamy swirl of ’80s synth sounds, propulsive drumming and Jarrod Manuel’s pure vocal tones. The song glides beautifully across a sea of dry ice, its aching melodies to the fore, taking heartrending turns before dissolving into the ether. An addictive and delicious taster of their forthcoming album Machine Is My Animal, ‘Stranger Than Fiction’ is a gorgeous reminder of why people became so excited by City Of Satellites’ debut EP The Spook, released to critical acclaim in 2008.
“You know when you catch a faint smell of something that totally spins you out and reminds you of something you haven’t though about since you were six, completely changing your day? City Of Satellites have synthesised this feeling into music… traces of shoegaze heroes M83 and My Bloody Valentine, with faint, androgynous vocals drifting in and out of clarity over a dreamy soundscape… an emotionally exhausting and incredibly satisfying little trip” – Drum Media EP of the Week
‘Stranger Than Fiction’ is available for free download from the Hidden Shoal Store until the official CD release of City Of Satellites’ debut album Machine Is My Animal on November 24th, 2009. The album will also be digitally pre-released on November 3rd.
Read a full press release here.
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