4/29/2020

VIDEO AGE Share Funk-Inspired New Track "Shadow On The Wall" + Sign To Winspear

(Photo credit: Zach Shorrosh)

New Orleans-based Video Age have shared a vibrant, funk-inspired new track today titled Shadow On The Wall. Following the band’s 2018 sophomore album Pop Therapy and 2016 debut album Living AloneVideo Age have signed with Winspear to release their first new music of 2020.

Darkness is always lurking somewhere beneath happiness. In the funk-inspired “Shadow On The Wall,” Ross Farbe sings, “I got the gloom, baby, covering me / Cuz you’re a cruel silhouette as could be.” For Video Age, even melancholy sounds like something you can dance to. Following Pop Therapy, songwriting partners Ross Farbe and Ray Micarelli were eager to craft their next statement. Joined by band members Nick Corson and Duncan Troast, Video Age went back to Ross’ New Orleans home studio to begin work on a new record. “Shadow On The Wall” is the first taste of what’s to come. Stream the song HERE

Ray Micarelli on the track, "A song about facing your fears. Although it can be tempting to give in to what’s plaguing you, funky self expression is one way to rise above the fog and see what’s real."

Listen to Matt Wilkinson's thoughts on “Shadow On The Wall” via his Beats 1 premiere HERE.
(“Shadow On The Wall” Artwork by Hugo Bernier)


Previous Praise for Video Age:
“music that taps into a vein of early ’80s synth-pop...all rubbery grooves with a dusty sheen, and it makes them one of those bands looking back to the early ’80s” - Stereogum

“...melancholic lyrics riding the wave of bouncing, bubbling synths.” - Paste Magazine

“futuristic pop that is firmly grounded in its early eighties sensibility...inherent tendency to explore the range of the weirder pop spectrum.” - The Line of Best Fit

“The band's sound is based on the joyful optimism that defined the pop music of the 1980s, as well as the kitschy synths and proto-drum machines that came with it...It’s pop therapy: comfort music with no catch.” - NOLA.com

“...sly, sophisticated, slightly bent songwriting…” - Chicago Reader

“Video Age’s 2018 sophomore album, Pop Therapy, saw the New Orleans band merge soothing nostalgia with groovy futurism while exploring the weirder side of dream-pop. It’s an album full of sensual synths, retro riffs, and touchingly nostalgic lyrics..” - AdHoc


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