Lore City: Animate

Lore City continue to return at a steady rate, always delivering artful and stimulating works which linger for a lengthy moment. One year after Participation Mystique, the band consisting of married couple Laura Mariposa Williams (vocals, keyboard, guitar) and Eric Angelo Bessel (percussion, keyboard, guitar) is working toward the release of the new EP Under Way, and the first example, Animate, exudes an uncanny sense of familiarity.

Lore City's dark post punk foundation is once again observable. On the whole, the band appears to be rejecting genre norms, and they don't seem to be in any kind of safety zone, while their fusion of indie psychedelia, dreampop, and darkwave sounds isn't directly analogous to anything nearly customary.

The band's statement on their new track mentions: "Oneness. Whether you like it or not. Creeping up on you. Morse code tapping you on the shoulder. Runoff into the sea. A little bell ringing. Windchimes singing from forces unseen. I wanna believe. I animate these bones, for you. A paper skeleton on Halloween dangling from the front door. Animate, animate. Shuddering and twitching with your comings and goings. The thresholds we know. Everyone in their own little box, moving between containers. Remembering the orange glow of old sodium vapor streetlamps, and simultaneously, the terror of noticing that your heart is constantly beating. The fading roar of airplanes overhead, rerouted. Suddenly you can see the flashing red and white lights out of the corner of your eye, every night, from your bed."

Under Way releases on October 6th, 2022.





Band photo courtesy of Lore City


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