New York pseudo-spastic, synth indie pop quartet Bridges and Powerlines released their debut full-length album Ghost Types this week on their own imprint Citybird Records. While The Shins, Modest Mouse and R.E.M. are all recognizable in Bridges and Powerlines’ new release, the band remains uniquely original to create something new and catchy.
The four met in New York City in late 2005 and wanted to set themselves apart from the crowded New York music scene. They released an EP reminiscent of New York’s post-punk resurgence, which saw great success and attracted producer Chris Zane (Les Savy Fav, White Rabbits, Asobi Seksu) to work on their debut full-length.
The band’s tease teaser track “Uncalibrated” (download) rose to the top ranks of the elbo.ws blog aggregator “Hot Tracks” leading them to the “Top Ten” artists. Their first single from Ghost Types, “The Golden Age,” (download) was chosen with help from blogger 5 Acts, help which Bridges and Powerlines personally solicited.
New Yorkers can catch Bridges and Powerlines playing the Cake Shop with Spanish Prisoners on May 30th.