Standish/Carlyon, the futurist dub pop duo comprised of bassist/vocalist Conrad Standish and guitarist/electronics Tom Carlyon, both formerly of Australia’s noir rock group Devastations, release their debut album, Deleted Scenes, on May 14th on felte. Featuring submerged electronic rhythms and late-night altered states, the atmosphere throughout Deleted Scenes is surreal chic – a sensual, ultramodern gloss disturbed by deep vibrations. In rich baritone or impressive falsetto, Standish intones dark absurdist lyrics over the band’s shimmering take on dub. They’ve previously shared with you album track, “Nono/Yoyo,” and now White Car has taken the synthetic fragmented funk of the original to an even more distanced realm. Listen to the original and the White Car Don’t Want My Love Remix below.
WHAT’S BEEN SAID ABOUT “NONO/YOYO”:
“It’s a decidedly different beat from their previous venture, all lovesick, randy vocals and an epic ’80s-esque drum sound.” – Flavorwire
“synth-powered, rhythmic descents into the underbelly of a world where the curtains are shut and everything seems to be bathed in acid rain and neon. Don’t let the funk-infused bass licks of ‘Nono/Yoyo’ fool you; there’s something sinister afloat here.” – Self-titled
“‘Nono/Yoyo’ is a heady swirl of falsetto and intricately layered keyboard-gasps. If you like early Talk Talk, odds are you’ll be into this too.” – Stereogum
“Its’ elastic beats and reverbed vocals recall early Talk Talk as much as they do current synth-pop innovators.” – Beats Per Minute
“The track moves through molasses swamped bathed verses with Carlyon’s vocals that give the effect of running through quicksand in slow motion amidst many other cool keyboard formations.” – Impose