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ArpLine
elect-rock bad-ass-ness
by: Vann Alex - November 3, 2010

When MGMT came out with Oracular Spectacular a few years ago, they went from hipster darlings to the faces of indie electro-pop overnight. Within a year of the album’s release, they were already being heard in frat houses around America. While it’s not very hard not to hear “Kids” and want to get your party on, there’s that sense of nostalgia too. In the end, the duo has gone…mainstream. Which brings us to ArpLine: a hot band definitely worth listening to. Early traces of MGMT are there, mixed with German post punk influences, creating a feeling of club basement badass mixed with synthesizers and dance jam goodies. ArpLine’s set to release their debut full-length “Travel Book” in early 2011. For a taste, listen to the upcoming record’s first single, "Fold Up Like a Piece of Paper."

You guys will be playing in New York a good amount this fall. What’s the best show you’ve ever played in NYC?
With Bear In Heaven and Oh No Ono was really great, they are faves. The Jelly Pool Party this summer with Ted Leo was really fun too.

You’re producing your upcoming album with Chris Coady (Beach House, YYY’s, TVOTR, etc). How’s that been so far?
Coady is a sweetheart of a man and a pleasure to work with. Travel Book was a somewhat massive undertaking, and we're very proud of it.

What’s the concept behind Travel Book?
Travel Book is about death and the unknown. It was written as a whole and should feel like something of a journey.

Any musical influences worth mentioning?
We're listening to a lot of Nine Inch Nails right now. And always Eno, Bowie & Harmonia.

Are there any NYC-based bands you’re into right now?
Bear In Heaven, Hooray For Earth, & Zambri.



 
 

"Travel Book is about death and the unknown. It was written as a whole and should feel like something of a journey."


ArpLine
"Travel Book"


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what it is

Club basement badass mixed with synthesizers and dance jam goodies