ABOUT STRIPMALL ARCHITECTURE
Ryan Coseboom’s fingerprints can be found on recordings and remixes by Radiohead, DJ Shadow, Low and countless others. Rebecca Coseboom’s voice has graced recordings by UNKLE and has been celebrated by everyone from CMJ to MSNBC. Together, they have been called “one of the greatest live acts on earth” (KEXP) and “a mini super-group” (FutureSounds).
Now, propelled by their love of late 70’s British and German electronic music, they have teamed with legendary 4AD/Mute producer/engineer John Fryer (Depeche Mode/Cocteau Twins/Wire) to produce their third full-length album. For the past several months, the band have been stockpiling vintage synthesizers and effects to take their epic sound in a completely new direction. The first evidence of this will be “We Are Not Cool/Dusk Drinks” – a seven inch vinyl release previewing the sound of the new album is out now on Tricycle Records.
Rebecca Coseboom: Vocals
Ryan Coseboom: Moog, Bass, Samples, Guitars
Tim Hingston: Guitars
“Rebecca Coseboom – a female front woman with an incredible voice – proves she has enough swagger and sway to keep things interesting without ever being overstated”– CMJ
“Does the mention of a band somewhere in-between Sigur Rós and the Cocteau Twins make those little hairs on the back of your neck tingle? If so, you owe it to yourself to check out Stripmall Architecture”– SF Weekly
“Rebecca Coseboom’s voice flutters around your head like a silky scarf and the whole is like a sonic manifestation of a romantic swoon…”– The Stranger, Seattle
“Earthy and airy, organic and dreamy, songs that surround you then suddenly take wing and fly away. Rebecca sings with a rarefied, alluring intimacy.”– MSNBC
“Stripmall Architecture themselves have a captivating presence, making their show as much about the performance as the music.”– SF Examiner
“This band is bound to become huge in, like, a minute—so go see them and experience these special intimate performances while you still can!”– SF Examiner
“A mini-super group. Think sounds that could be movie soundtracks and you’re getting close to this lot.”– FutureSounds
“There are ten tracks on the album. I have to say there is not one that I don’t like, they are all fabulous.”– Seattle PI
“INCREDIBLE STUFF. Music doesn’t get much more cerebral than this…a wonderfully dreamy and perplexing album.”– Babysue
“How do we impress upon you the greatness of Stripmall Architecture? While other bands strive to reach the top of the mountain, Stripmall Architecture peers down upon them from the stratosphere.”– TDOA