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ROBERTS AND LORD announce debut album ‘Eponymous’

| On 01, Aug 2011

3 October 2011
Asthmatic Kitty Records

Roberts and Lord “Windmill” :

Remember MySpace? Rafter Roberts and Simon Lord sure do—they owe their new band to it. Well, sort of; this is a band that would’ve happened regardless, a collaboration constellationally fated, a thing bound to be born, and born to be fun. Earlier this year, former Simian member Lord was combing the interwebs for collaboration ideas. A click lead to a click which lead to a click onto a Rafter video and then a MySpace message was blasted off from Lord in London to Roberts in California. This “hella MySpace hookup,” as says Roberts, has blossomed into a full-length album, Eponymous. To best understand the duo’s debut, it’s necessary to look at the nature of the collaboration: The distorted, garage-y, electro backing music was recorded on a 4-track tape machine at Roberts’ studio. Next, Roberts sent the tracks to Lord, who recorded vocals and mailed ’em on back. The duality of these dancy art-pop jams, Roberts’ rough and grimy (yet complexly arranged) analog backing tracks paired with Lord’s clean, digitally-recorded vocals, gives the work a tricky kind of depth that is immediately engaging and, above all else, FUN. Eponymous will be released —— on Asthmatic Kitty Records.

1. mosquito – 3:27
2. wild berries – 2:15
3 bottom of the bottle – 3:21
4. windmill – 3:08
5. oblique – 2:59
6. knots – 3:50
7. menuhin – 1:32
8. purple doves – 2:54
9. we rise, we fall – 3:11
10. interior demon – 4:17
11. spem – 1:49
12. the same love – 2:35