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Pompeya’s “Pasadena” premieres at Stereogum

Thomas Bellflower April 20, 2015
POMPEYA’S “PASADENA” PREMIERES
AT STEREOGUM
 
BAND RECEIVES THREE NOMINATIONS FOR
THE INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS
 
NEW ALBUM REAL SET FOR MAY 5 RELEASE
ON NO SHAME

 

“When you think of Moscow, words like ‘sunny,’ ‘bright,’ and ‘breezy’
probably aren’t the first adjectives that come to mind. Thankfully, Pompeya is here
to clear up any misconceptions.”—Interview Magazine
 
“Energetically introducing Moscow’s youth to electronic indie culture.”—KCRW
Pompeya’s latest track “Pasadena” is premiering at Stereogum, listen here:http://bit.ly/1aKQ0nm. Stereogum praises the “song’s bubbly hooks stretch higher toward a majestic chorus, the escapism feels great. “Pasadena” is off the Moscow-based band’s upcoming album Real, set for release on May 5 via No Shame. In addition, the band is nominated for three awards at the 14th annual Independent Music Awards, including nominations for their 2014 Night EP and the reissue of their 2013 debut LP Tropical.
The video for the album’s lead single “Liar,” can be streamed/shared here:http://bit.ly/1PYoOSS. The song itself recently premiered at Vice’s Noisey, who hails, “A slinky cut of new wave-ish indie,” while Entertainment Weekly praises its “perky New Wave guitars and Cure-like shimmer.” See full track listing below.
Real was co-produced by Brian Mctear (Local Natives, War on Drugs, Twin Sister), who also collaborated with the band on the Night EP, and was recorded in Philadelphia, New York City, Savannah, and Orlando—all places Pompeya had never been before.
Of the process, the band explains, “Our work from the Tropical era was our interpretation of the music we liked. By mixing new wave, disco and funk, we created music we understood would be sunny, light and fun. It was all recorded in Moscow without much outside help from producers, engineers or lyricists. For the new album, we wanted to create music with a larger message, for a more global audience. We were forced out of our comfort zones, forced to experiment more and discuss serious topics like growing up, loss, fatherhood and staying true to yourself without going crazy. These are the real stories of our lives, and the real sound we want to present. This is Real.” The album can be pre-ordered here with a free download of “Liar.”
Pompeya is Daniil Brod (vocals), Sasha Lipisky (keyboards) and Denis Agafonov (bass). Formed in 2010, their debut Tropical earned the band significant popularity in their home country, extensive touring followed in Eastern Europe. In 2013, Tropical was re-released in the U.S. through the Brooklyn label No Shame.
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REAL TRACK LIST
1. Anyway
2. Pasadena
3. OOOOO (Cry About It)
4. To the Orient
5. Real
6. Liar
7. Hysteria
8. Tell Me, Tell Me
9. To A Kid
10. Last One

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