Cincinnati, Ohio-based Ambient Pop quartet Okay Lindon are set to drop, on October 20th, through Ohio’s independent label Poptek Records, their sixth release, “Passion Pain”, to bring another swerve into the band’s meandering atmospheric melodic sound.
Lately influenced by Berlin’s Dub Techno from the late ‘90s/early 00s (Mark Ernestus & Moritz von Oswald, Stefan Betke/Pole), the group deftly combines both electronic and organic instrumentation that fit together seamlessly, floating over cold, synthy, reggae rhythms, all tied together with instantly memorable catchy hooks.
The 4-piece, made up of Dustin Smith (vocals, guitars), Jordan Elam (drums, vocals), Erica Beimesche (vocals, violin), and Andrew McEwen (keyboards), the latter based in Portland, tease the soulful second single, “Yesterday’s Wisdom”, WL//WH is pleased to Premiere.
An ambient backdrop of distant urban field recordings sets the stage for a heady fusion of lilting, metronomic crisp dubwise beats, murky sub-bass vibrations, and slow warped droning synth swells, gently pierced by harmonious wistful wandering melodies from prickly, glistening guitars and warm frictional violin swathes, alternating with layered uplifting soulful vocal devotions, letting go of ‘Yesterday’s Wisdom’ to make room for more.
Okay Lindon‘s forthcoming LP, “Passion Pain”, is due out, in Ltd. Cassette & Digital, on October 20, 2023, via Poptek Records.
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