Gothenburg-via-Texas duo detail â€˜2 Weeks To 4 Monthsâ€™, the follow-up to their 2018 debut â€˜Parallel Universesâ€™
Following a summer spent playing a run of shows with Wooden Shjips and a sublime performance at this years Fuzz Club Eindhoven, weâ€™re delighted to announce that Routine Death are now announcing their second full-length, â€˜2 Weeks To For Monthsâ€™. Due for release October 18th, the Gothenburg-via-Texas duo are now sharing the lead single,â€˜Tubeway Revolutionâ€™ - you can stream it below.Â Â
On â€˜2 Weeks To 4 Monthsâ€™ Routine Death well and truly embrace their electronic side and the oscillating psychedelic pop of â€˜Tubeway Revolutionâ€™ is perfect proof. Though occasionally breaking down into a discordant wall-of-noise, the single is centred primarily around itâ€™s sublime synths, minimalist drum-machine and Lisaâ€™s entrancing vocals. Like all of the husband and wife duoâ€™s songs, itâ€™s an intimate, personal reflection on certain moments in their relationship.Â
Talking about the story behind the song, Dustin says: â€œWe drove through the desert in the Southwest USA in July 2018. Thatâ€™s where I grew up but for Lisa it was a new experience. The vastness and vulnerability of it came out of us in different ways and you can hear it in this song. If youâ€™ve ever looked over the edge and down into the Grand Canyon, youâ€™ll get it.â€Â
Lisa and Dustin â€“ two musicians from Sweden and the US respectively â€“ met whilst Dustin was on the road with his previous band Holy Wave. Now married but still separated by 7000 odd miles, the pair began working on music together to bide the time and give them something to channel themselves into collectively. After a few years spent recording things in their bedrooms and sending them forwards and backwards via WeTransfer, in 2018 the duo released their first set of songs as Routine Death: a debut album called â€˜Parallel Universesâ€™.
Just over a year on and the duo are back with another collection of songs in the shape of new album â€˜2 Weeks to 4 Monthsâ€™ which, Dustin says, picks up where the last left off: â€œ2 weeks to 4 months is the second part of this whole thing. There are some similarities to the last record, Lisa and I wrote and recorded it separately for the most part. Itâ€™s a collection of songs that are pretty reflective and cohesive of a certain period of our lives. When I started to look at all the work weâ€™d done I realized it was one linear piece.â€ You can pre-order the album on vinyl below.