The name might be, at first glance, tricky to pronounce, but DRLNG‘s sound is clear, sharp, and dreamy. And look twice, I’m sure you’ll find that out loud, that name is perfectly fitting. The New York and Paris based band have released their debut EP, Icarus, on 12″ vinyl. And there are only 300 copies to be had.
The video for the track “Playground Punk” (featured above) begins on a background that promises, “Fun, games, excitement, thrills, this way,” and the gradual overlay of beautifully rhythmic dance performance and lead singer, Eliza,’s croon fulfills that promise.
If you’re not already drawn in, have a listen to the rest of the EP, beginning with the title track “Icarus”. It’s a little darker and a tad more rhythmic … and absolutely addictive. Be prepared for the final song, “Seattle”, which has an extra lovely lyrical surprise — I won’t spoil it for you.
One of the wonderful things about Icarus is that it was fully recorded in analog studios — which means that no computers were used in the recording of the album. But if vinyl’s not your medium, have no fear, the EP may be purchased digitally via iTunes.