EXCLUSIVE DOWNLOAD: “Like Birds” by Tremor Low

February 01. 2012 | By Lauren Nagel

Pop quiz, ’80s goth-nerds: What happens when you mix Bauhaus with Specimen and Christian Death, add a sprinkle of Sisters of Mercy, a dash of Clan of Zymox, and garnish it with, I don’t know… Interpol? A desperate need for Prozac, no doubt; but also the shadowed synthy tunes of Oakland’s Tremor Low.

This four-piece likes to turn out the lights and get in touch with the darkness… or at least that’s how singer-guitarist Don Bellenger tracked his haunting vocals for new EP Kingmaker. With recordings at Hollywood’s Bright Street Recorders and the pitch black ambiance of producer-engineer Jamie Hill’s (Jens Lekman, Nada Surf) shoe closet-vocal booth, five mood-tastic tracks were born: the fourth of which, “Like Birds,” we’ve secured as an exclusive download for your post-punk goth consumption.

Come get your dance ‘n darkness on at the EP release show this Friday, February 3rd at Café du Nord as Tremor Low supports Sea Lions and Jeremy Jay! TL is up first, so plan your outfits now and get thee to du Nord for doors at 8:30pm (show at 9:00pm, $10).

Tremor Low – Like Birds MP3

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