Brooklyn indie duo Tanlines, who are singer/guitarist Eric Emm and multi-instrumentalist Jesse Cohen, have unveiled the details of their sophomore album. Highlights, to be released May 19, 2015, on True Panther Sound, is a follow-up to their debut record Mixed Emotions, No. 2 on the Billboard Heatseekers album chart back in 2012.
Talking about the sounding of the new record, the band’s press release mentions that, influenced by their time spent on the road touring Mixed Emotions, primarily in the States, they reached for the sounds of 90’s New York hip-hop drums, Detroit techno synths, and lots and lots of guitars.
Throughout their career, Tanlines opened for Julian Casablancas, Yeasayer, Vampire Weekend, The xx, Rick Ross and Delorean, but with the release of Highlights Brooklyn-raised duo might make a step to the next level.
In a few words, the resulting music is described as a renaissance for a band that began in 2008 as a one-off remix project. The upbeat dancefloor-ready Tanlines lives on in songs like driving set opener “Pieces”, the dream-inspired “Slipping Away”, and the seductive “Bad Situations”, but the colors and emotional range of the album go much deeper than ever before, with Eric Emm’s vocals and lyrics, at once personal and observational, taking center stage on songs like “Running Still” and “Invisible Ways.”
The first song off the new record “Slipping Away”, which was produced by Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor and Tanlines, can be heard by clicking “Play” below.
Highlights Track Listing:
2. Slipping Away
4. Two Thousand Miles
5. Invisible Ways
6. Bad Situations
7. Running Still
9. If You Stay
10. Darling Dreamer