It can be generalized that fans of post-punk and darkwave — though retro-loving in many regards — are always on the hunt for new sounds. In a world that’s pushing happy pop and rock anthems, the darker melodies and sensations can require a little more digging. She Past Away aren’t waiting to be found. This Turkish band is making waves, taking aim, and being noticed.
The band hails from Bursa in Anatolia and sing their songs in Turkish, though this hasn’t stopped North America from taking notice. With upcoming sold out shows, this band is only going up from here. “Disko Anksiyete” is a transcendent piece of hazy darkwave music that will bring you down with it into another world. Synths and electronic beats keep an addictive pace while the low growled vocals become your other-worldly guide. The effected guitar moves with physicality — almost psychedelic.
The clip for the track is just as dark as the song, and moves from retro filmed footage to ominous decay. Something mysterious is bubbling under the surface of this club, though you’ll have to look past the jolting movements and crackling film to understand. The band gives an electric performance with the look of something out of time. Timeless and unique, the clip works as an advertisement of aesthetic.