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dan sartain - ‘century plaza’ out today

19 Feb 2016

We are thrilled to announce that Dan Sartains brand new album ‘Century Plaza’ is OUT TODAY! The album consists of 8-tracks, which sees Dan move away from his usual Rockabilly sound and towards a more electronic sound, similar to the likes of Depeche Mode.

Staring out from the cover with (non-artificially) blackened eye, paranoid android Dan Sartain goes back to the future for ‘Century Plaza’ – a new album of darkly nuanced electro-pop.

While Suicide and Alan Vega have long been acknowledged influences (a cover of ‘Wipeout Beat’ features) ‘Century Plaza’ finds Sartain trolling the British synth-pop wave of ’80-’84 – particularly Depeche Mode - for inspiration, opening the record with a funereal remake of ‘Walk Among the Cobras’.

Lead off track ‘First Bloods’ offers up further provocation, indulging a truly outrageous Van Halen-inspired guitar solo (notably the album’s sole concession to the instrument).

Inspired by Kavinsky (best known for music featuring in the Drive film soundtrack) - crepuscular synths and metronomic beats dominate songs like ‘Cabrini Green’ & ‘Feigning Ignorance’ – either could have been pulled off the Blade Runner or Escape From New York soundtrack in a parallel universe – while ‘First Bloods’ and ‘Black Party’ are pathological US teen anthems that serve Sartain’s particular brand of charisma especially well.

You can see the video for ‘Walk Among The Cobras’ below.

Dan has also announced his first UK Live Dates since 2010; you can catch him so far at the following, with more dates to be confirmed very soon:

April 2016

22-24 // PRESTATYN // ATP FESTIVAL
30 // LONDON (HACKNEY) // OSLO

Get your copy of ‘Century Plaza’ now.

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