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PIKE027 | Release: 2022-10-28

Post-Punk / Synth from Dresden, Germany

Led by 80’s synth, their music shows off a broad range between experimental noise and catchy pop sounds. They put out a demo tape in 2016 followed by the debut LP „ILL AGES“ one year later.
After touring Germany and Europe until 2019, they startet working on new material which is now finally ready for another release.

Listen: Villages Bandcamp
Watch: Proberaum Sessions live at lala Studios

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VILLAGES has achieved a rare feat. The second LP of the indie/postpunk trio “EXCESSIVE DEMAND” actually succeeds in creating an absolutely catchy, captivating sound from complex components. The vinyl will be released on October 28, 2022 jointly on It’s Eleven Records and PIKE Records.

Unusual drum grooves drive the eight songs forward, while analog synthesizers and reverberated guitars add layer upon layer – the electronic coldness meets a warm bass sound and often fragile, multi-part vocals. VILLAGES blend diverse influences from synth- pop, indie/art rock and post-rock to create their original, detailed sound that reveals new facets with every listen. This reflects such diverse sources of inspiration as Battles, Trail of Dead, LCD Soundsystem, Deerhunter, Pttrns, Chad VanGaalen and many more.

The album title “EXCESSIVE DEMAND” refers to energy-sucking everyday debates which overlay and destroy all utopian thoughts and efforts for a more ideal future. In their lyrics, the band critically deals with personal, but also social issues such as violence, mental health, privilege, outdated role models and self-dramatization.

“EXCESSIVE DEMAND” was recorded, mixed and mastered by Roland Wiegner (productions including Jungbluth, Düsenjäger, The Hirsch Effekt) at Tonmeisterei Oldenburg. The cover artwork was designed by Fabian Bremer from Leipzig (Radare, AUA).

VILLAGES is a three-piece band (post-punk/experimental/synth-pop) from Dresden, Halle and Leipzig. After a demo tape (2016), the first, almost entirely self-produced album “ILL AGES” was released in 2017 on PIKE Records as a vinyl LP. This was followed by tours and concerts in Germany and neighbouring European countries with bands like Maserati, Candelilla, Akne Kid Joe, Radare, Soft Grid, Whispering Sons and Pigeon.

Pressing Info:
* 500 copies
* slightly marbled solid yellow vinyl

This is a co-release of PIKE Records and It’s Eleven Records

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