Thursday, July 10, 2014

Generationals announce album, debut new song

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New Orleans pop duo Generationals will release Alix — the band's fourth studio release and its second album for Polyvinyl Records — on Sept. 16. The album follows last year's Heza, its first release for the indie rock label (also home to of Montreal and Deerhoof, among others).

Stream the album's first single, the buoyant pop track "Gold Silver Diamond":

The song premiered on Esquire, where one half of the duo Ted Joyner says the song is "about someone who thinks they’ve been very good at hiding their secrets or hiding who they are, but really they're not. The song was written on one of the coldest days of the year in New Orleans. I think the streets were even icing over a little, which rarely happens here. I had planned to go out to a show, but then looking at the weather, decided to stay in and ended up making this song."

Alix was produced by singer-songwriter and producer (The Shins, Stereolab) Richard Swift and was recorded at his Oregon studio, where he heled rework the band's demos but kept the bulk as is.

"I looked at the demos objectively and really just helped organize the sounds into something that was sonically cohesive," Swift said in a release. "I knew they spent a lot of time on their own, on their headphones creating these beats and bells and whistles and felt no need to drastically change them."

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