Routine Death - Parallel Universes
Separated by 7000 miles, Routine Death is the husband and wife duo of Lisa (Gothenburg) and Dustin Zozaya (Austin), the latter also playing in Fuzz Club favourites Holy Wave. On May 25th the duo will be releasing their debut album, Parallel Universes, offering the perfect introduction to the dark, lo-fi pop world - channelling an ethereal darkwave sound with bewitching lo-fi vocals and glitchy electronics, falling somewhere between Slowdive, Suicide and Broadcast.
Born out of this distance is a certain kind of intimacy, the use of cheap equipment and a creative process that involves constantly sending tracks forwards and backwards over the internet results in a minimalist noise-pop sound that shuns the overbearing sonic-excess that most new shoegaze bands fall victim to, instead stripping things down to the absolute fundamentals. Lisa’s sublimely entrancing vocals float over repetitive midi drumbeats (made using an app on Dustin’s phone), glitched-out loops, droning organs and fuzzy lo-fi guitars.
Co-released by Fuzz Club and Black Hair Records.