For Canadian duo Paragon Cause, comprising Ottawa residents Jay Bonaparte and Michelle Opthof, it has been less than twelve months since the release of their EP Lies Between Us; a mix of haunting, dark mystery and totally absorbing indie electronica. The duo returns with the European Edition of their new masterpiece What We Started released on the 9th of October 2020, via AnalogueTrash.
Having made a most welcome return to music with the single To Hell and Back in July, we’ve not had to wait too long for our next offering from The Frixion. In anticipation of their first full length album for AnalogueTrash also titled To Hell and Back due in October, singer-songwriter Gene Serene and producer/keyboard maestro Lloyd Price serve up a late summer treat and a collaboration with Roi Robertson of Mechanical Cabaret with Cry, Cry, Cry, released on 28th August 2020, via AnalogueTrash.
With its “cavalier fancy pants,” Tiny Anchor – LE FOMO’s second single of 2020 – delivers a punchy mix of 80’s and 90’s nostalgia with its analogue hand claps and Saved By The Bell toms underscoring one of the catchier melodies you may hear this year. Kai’s signature guitar hooks you right from the beginning, launching into Ess’s rich and punchy vocal delivery. It’s pop, it’s punk, it’s new wave, and you won’t want to miss this one.
Like everyone, COVID-19 has really sucked for us as a label, and as people. We very much miss the thrill of live music, the community of friends and fans we’ve gained over the years, and the connections we’ve lacked during lockdown. So, we’re doing our best to remedy that by having our own online label showcase and virtual get-together on Sunday the 30th of August, 2020.
Electro thrash pop / gender expanse wave duo LE FOMO will rattle your guts with rawness and cradle you with their catchy riffs. They’re gender expansive, genre expansive, multi-instrumentalists Ess Nelson (vocals, lyrics, synths, bass, beats, arrangement) and Kai Hofius (guitar, drums, lyrics, bass), based in Oakland, CA. Watch their new video, below.
Like everyone else, the events of the last four or five months have sent our lives and plans in directions we’d never have considered possible as the year began. For one thing, so much of what we do is based around promoting, attending, and arranging gigs, and not having that outlet has been a real promotional, emotional, and social loss for us.