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Grammy-nominated Little Dragon have announced their long-awaited new album Season High, out now digitally on Loma Vista Records (CD + LP in stores May 5th). This is the first new music from the electro-pop band since they released their acclaimed 2014 album, Nabuma Rubberband. Season High was produced by Little Dragon, with co-production and mixing by James Ford, in their hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Discussing the process behind recording Season High, Yukimi muses, “We have grown through the years but the making of this album has been a struggle. As much as our band is based on a deep friendship we are four strong wills who find it really frustrating to compromise. We have gotten better at that though, but it’s still a real battle. It gets harder and harder for us to make records but we still love it. Sometimes it feels like we have 100% passion and life or death emotions yet there’s a pointlessness with everything. We want to exist in our own bubble where we can stay curious about sounds. The magic feeling that sounds can sprinkle over any boring day is what got us all hooked. That feeling of escapism …maybe because Gothenburg is a grey place for most of the year, our curse and blessing is that we never quite succeed.”
April George (singer, songwriter, pianist, violinist) and mattVISTA (producer, engineer, bassist) make up the genre-bending duo April + VISTA. Hailing from the DMV, they pull from an eclectic range of influences–fusing traditional elements with futuristic soundscapes, quirky beats, and immersive storytelling.
Their latest EP, Note to Self, debuted to much acclaim in 2016, landing on Pitchfork Radio and NPR’s Capital Soundtrack project. Their music has also garnered nods from a wide range of collectives and publications including Soulection, Saint Heron, Majestic Casual, and AFROPUNK.
The band has taken their dynamic live act to a wide range of venues around the country; they’ve opened for notable acts like Khalid and recently joined fellow DMV artist GoldLink on his North American At What Cost tour, alongside Masego.