May 22, 2024

Los Angeles-based electropop duo Able Machines launches single/video ‘Evidence’ ahead of forthcoming sophomore album

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(Photo by Linus Dotson) The Los Angeles-based electropop duo Able Machines (Tay Côlieé and Linus Dotson) announces its self-produced sophomore LP “Digital precision”, due out September 29. The album is the follow-up to their 2021 debut album “Pathological”. But before that we now get the single / video for the album track “Evidence”.

The 12-track album “Digital Precision” moves into uncharted territory for the pair so frontwoman Tay Côlieé explains: “I think for both of us, writing this album was a cathartic purging of emotions. Each song is a little glimpse into the inner workings of our brains and how we navigate the tangled dynamics of angsty love. Stylistically, this second album gave us an opportunity to dive deeper into developing our sound. We had fun pulling elements from our background in different musical genres — like my love of Fiona Apple and Elliot Smith, Linus’ punk/metal upbringing and then melding all that into the electropop sphere.”

The majority of “Digital Precision” was mixed by Seth Earnest (Tessa Violet) and mastered by Paul Logus (Anthrax, Notorious B.I.G.).

The Swedish pop infested single “Evidence” was written as a sort of a response to breaking out of toxic relationship patterns and realizing your own worth so the band says. Tay Côlieé: “The album was already written when the track made its way into our lives, but we saw something special in it and dropped everything to record it. Musically, it’s our tribute to our favorite Scandinavian artists.”

The track’s accompanying self-directed video is a cinematic CSI-style take on the song as the duo step into character as detectives, doing research and collecting evidence investigating a toxic ex. Dotson says: “It was the perfect opportunity to put our 3 “band chihuahuas” in the video as the K-9 Unit. We found an old audio parts manufacturing lab in East LA and it was the perfect location for our crime lab. The plot-based video posed new challenges, like having to recruit multiple characters other than themselves for the first time. The production had so many moving parts, rather than just Linus and I winging it, we had so many opportunities to plan and add little Easter eggs in every scene — like hiding our song lyrics in the love letters and having our logo appear in subtle places.”

Watch “Evidence” below.

You can pre-order the album right here.

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Bernard Van Isacker is the Chief Editor of Side-Line Magazine. With a career spanning more than two decades, Van Isacker has established himself as a respected figure in the darkwave scene.

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