American Northwest band Bright White Lightning experiments with fusing the unique sounds of chip, electronic, and synth music of forgotten technologies with a more traditional indie-pop band. The result is a 3-piece group with a guitarist, a bassist, and a drummer, coupled with an almost artificial intelligence backing of a Nintendo Game Boy, Commodore Amiga, Atari XL, and several synths. Bright White Lightning combines the two competing genres of electronic music and indie-rock, creating a complex, gritty sound that’s hard not to move to. The trio has plans to add expand their sound and master the craft that they are creating, while diving into tailoring the visuals and aesthetic of what is to become a new genre: Chiprock.
BRIGHT WHITE LIGHTNING is:
Scott Howell – vocals, guitar, computers + programming
Alexander Marne Noelke – bass, keyboards
Empire Albrecht – drums, guitar
BWL – Bad Teeth (DATA024) – Data Airlines.
Overlander is the second part of Dubmoods Badlands triology and they (as Dubmood is now a group) continue to explore and broaden their earlier chiptune pop and electro house influences and blends the chipmusic with acoustic drums, vocals and guitars. The EP contains a lot of straight references to Dubmoods influences and the genre-nerds will have plenty of synthpop, indierock, electronica and dance punk to go. Except bandmembers GEM TOS (Vocals, Guitar and CASiO DG20), Elliot Berlin (Drums, Bass, Synths) and Dubmood himself, featurings include old-timer Zabutom (Guitars on Track 1, Chords on Track 3) and metal-singer Candice from ETHS (Vocals Track 3). Just like with Badlands, there will be an exclusive Bandcamp release with a bonus remix from MisfitChris, followed by a internetwide digital release and then a 5.25? edition with 4 bonustracks. New copies of the Badlands 5.25? release will also be made avalible for those who missed the first very limited edition release.
Dubmood – Overlander – Data Airlines.
GemTos has left her trace on alot of releases here on Data Airlines with lyrics and remixes on several releases, she came up with infamous lines like -wake up skip school turn on the atari- and is performing as guitarist and singer with dubmoods live-band but her last EP was released back in 2009. This time she has returned with a new four track EP best described as chiptune EBM sung in French and Italian. Like on the first EP, GemTos has put dubmood in the producers chair and Bob Nimbe from Apanbepan has done the coverart. Get it on Bandcamp, Spotify, Deezer, Sound or wherever you like to consume your music.