Listen to The Ropes' "Lack of Technology Has Made Me a Killer"
Thu, 13 Oct 2011 12:46:37
Want a luscious dose of icy, beautiful, female-fronted indie rock? Go here to check out The Ropes' "Lack of Technology Made Me a Killer," which is the first single from their new digital EP/7-inch release of the same name. The track, which is currently available as a free download, builds on The Ropes trademark dark-pop soundscapes and jagged lyrics to create a post-indie gem, picking up where the cult-classic Love is a Chain Store left off in 2010. Lack of Technology Made Me a Killer AKA LOTMMAK is sure to please fans of The Ropes, as well as help bring new ones into the mix. This New York-based group slays me!
Previously signed to Cordless/Ryko/Warner, The Ropes have been incredibly prolific since the label's demise shortly prior to the band's planned initial release in 2007. LOTMMAK (co-produced and mixed by Nic Hard) will be the band's sixth release in four years, which includes five EPs and one album, and the quality of their output is only getting better.
The Ropes have honed their unique two-piece live setup during their US and UK touring over the past few years. While vocalist Sharon Shy plays bass, the band's other half, Toppy, plays guitar, drums, and keyboards simultaneously. There are two upcoming opportunities to check out the band's live set in the New York City area, both of which are listed below.
LOTMMAK is the next step in the band's evolution as artists. It is equal parts reflective of their past releases and indicative of what's to come for the band.
11/4 - New York City, NY @ Littlefield (w/ +/-)
11/10 - Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands Gallery (w/ Bosco Del Ray, Cookies and Secret Music)
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