25 April, 2017Print
ODESZA Returns Triumphantly with Two Surprise TracksWith First New Music Since 2015, Duo Drops "Line Of Sight" & "Late Night"
April 25, 2017 - Today marks the first new music from ODESZA (Harrison Mills, Clayton Knight) in over a year and a half. Seattle radio stations KEXP and KNDD aired "Line Of Sight (feat. WYNNE & Mansionair)" this morning as well as announced the duo's upcoming hometown headlining festival performance at Bumbershoot in Seattle. ODESZA released a second surprise track this evening, "Late Night," with its radio debut via BBC Radio 1's Huw Stephens.
Listen here via ODESZA.com
Recorded between Seattle, Los Angeles, and Sydney, Australia, "Line Of Sight" is a mesmerizing, uplifting track full of texture and intricacy aided by WYNNE's lead vocal with backing vocals by Mansionair. Dancing Astronaut called it "a euphoric return," while Billboard described it as "seriously cinematic," and Vice Thump said it's "a meltingly wistful slow-burner, built around a singalong hook."
"Late Night" is a glittering, cosmically influenced instrumental jam, with a retro bass line, reverberating guitar riff, and a Pacific Northwest feel (also recorded in Seattle).
"We hope both old and new fans will enjoy these as feel-good summer songs," says Knight on ODESZA's new releases. "We've spent the past couple years constantly re-working our sound, and growing as musicians," explains Mills of the duo's recording process between the road and the studio. "This new music reflects us building a grander, more cinematic sound."
Formed in 2012 after meeting at Western Washington University, Mills and Knight's combination of airy dreaminess with textured bass and live percussion has set them apart from the pack, with a craftsman-like approach to their sound, building beats from the ground up. ODESZA's debut LP Summer's Gone stood out in the world of electronic music as a collection of songs, not just beats. Their latest album In Return earned praise from The FADER, Vice Noisey, and Complex among others, and was followed by a GRAMMY nomination, headline festival appearances and sold out tours across the globe.
ODESZA Tour Dates
Wed, May 17 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory (SOLD OUT)
Thu, May 18 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory (SOLD OUT)
Fri, May 19 - Eugene, OR - Cuthbert Amphitheater (SOLD OUT)
Sat, May 20 - Boise, ID - Summerfield at Memorial Stadium
Sat, May 27 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre (SOLD OUT)
Sun, May 28 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre (SOLD OUT)
Fri, Jun 23 - Rothbury, MI - Electric Forest
Sun, Jun 25 - Heber City, UT - Bonanza Campout
Fri, Jul 14 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival
Sat, Jul 15 - Birmingham, AL - Sloss Festival
Fri, Jul 21 - Sun, Jul 23 - Centre Hall, PA - Karoondinha Festival
Fri, Sep 1 - Sun, Sep 3 - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot
Fri, Oct 20 - Sun, Oct 22 - Phoenix, AZ - Lost Lake Festival
LISTEN HERE: http://odesza.com
"Line Of Sight (feat. WYNNE & Mansionair)"
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