Animal Shapes EP
Over the past four years, velvet-throated vocalist Daniel Lannon and hyper-prolific producer Kevin Durr have pushed the group from a Craigslist collaboration to a stage-shattering electro-pop act worthy of national acclaim. Pop-indie hybrids, the group’s electro-tinged cuts now toe the line between falsetto homage to Michael Jackson and the hyper-literate electro experimentation of DFA acts like LCD Soundsystem.
In preparation for the March release of their new EP, Lasers Over Lovers, on Tricycle Records, the group has explored everything from acoustic laments to floor-shaking electo anthems, emerging with a slate of songs charged with energy and complex, deep-seeded emotion. The recent addition of guitarist Rob Pera and bassist Izzy Chavarin offers yet another layer of depth, cementing the group’s shift from simple, party rousing dance tunes to profound pop steeped in indie intelligence.
“Normally when we mention Tricycle Records, we’re talking about Geographer, but with The Frail‘s hard-to-miss electro-beats and homely, outpouring vocals, we’re ready to add another group to the discussion.” – Music Under Fire
“A sound that will appeal to fans of fellow locals Sugar & Gold, the Limousines, and Every Move a Picture” – SF Weekly
“The Frail are an excellent electro pop act. They have a bit of similarity to Xiu Xiu, without the extreme broken heartedness. It’s as if Xiu Xiu were a dancier, uptempo act.” -SF Gate
“Why We Need Night”, written and recorded in the summer and fall of 2010, displays both the band’s evolving sound and their continued promise as it strips away some of the epic layers of their last release while adding a wider array of electronic and analogue elements.
As we enter our 5th year as an independent record label, our only regret is not having the resources to work with every talented artist that approaches us. So we decided to release a special compilation of local acts that have made an impression on us this passed year. Friends of Tricycle Records Vol. 1 features unreleased tracks from up and coming Bay Area artists including: Ash Reiter, Murder of Lilies, Rich Girls, Fake Your Own Death, Kill Moi and Tomihira. In addition we’ll be spotlighting unreleased tracks from our own roster off new 2011 releases from The Union Trade, The Frail and The Northern Key. We also know you Geographer fans are getting antsy waiting for their new record, so we are including a special remix of Verona done by dance music producer Adeptus and our good friend DJ Omar. Special Thanks to sound engineer Ben Bernardy at Different Fur Studios and Nina Asay for this amazing cover art.
1. Ash Reiter, Ishi
2. The Union Trade, Aurelia
3. Murder of Lilies, 600 Ways
4. The Frail, Heartbeats
5. Geographer, Verona (Adeptus/Omar Remix)
6. Tomirhia, Superluminal
7. The Northern Key, Soak
8. Rich Girls, Metal Hearts
9. Fake Your Own Death, Dead Don’t Die
10. Kill Moi, Januaries
Mastered by Ben Bernardy at Different Fur
Artwork by Nina Asay
We are thrilled to announce the re-release of Geographer ‘Animal Shapes’ EP with special bonus track remixes by The Limousines and Wallpaper. These remixes will be available on iTunes and through the Tricycle Records Store today.
Remixes will be added as bonus tracks to the re-released “Animal Shapes”
The two remixes will also be available for download separately.
Nov. 5- Rickshaw Stop- Popscene -Versus- Loaded- San Francisco, CA
Nov. 9 – Rio Theater – Santa Cruz, CA
Nov. 10 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
Nov. 12 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 13 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
Nov. 14 – The Glasshouse – Pomona, CA (w/ Pains of Being Pure at Heart)
Nov. 16 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
Nov. 18 – La Zona Rosa – Austin, TX
Nov. 19 – Fitzgerald’s Upstairs – Houston, TX
Nov. 20 – Granada Theatre – Dallas, TX
Nov. 21 – Republic – New Orleans, LA
Nov. 23 – Southgate House – Newport, KY
Nov. 24 – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY