Just when we think we’re catching up with New York-via-Montreal underground pop wiz Zoë Kiefl, she’s still keeping two steps ahead of us. It turns out her stellar debut album Young Mom was only Chapter One in what’s shaping up to be a busy 2015. It’s our profound pleasure to premiere the first singles from a brand new project of hers, a transatlantic collaboration with Venice’s Nicola Donà (aka Horrible Present) called Dizzyride. Here’s their first release, a two-track EP entitled Ocean Age:
The two songs reveal quite different aspects of the duo’s music, but both seem to inhabit an ideal amalgam of indie pop, minimal Italo, and psychedelic rock. “Sneaking Kisses” is a lighthearted mid-tempo electropop track, with gently rolling drum machines and warmly blipping synths throughout, but a certain heaviness still seems to pervade, especially in the shoegazey chorus. “Sweet Thing” is darker, slower, and decidedly more melancholic, featuring Nicola’s sinister whisper and organs bathed in beautiful delay. Remarkably, both recordings are the result of a live jam captured by Gary Olson of the Ladybug Transistor. Now we want to hear any b-sides that might have resulted too!
We highly recommend you grab Ocean Age from Bandcamp, and follow everything Dizzyride does in the future.