Ukraine’s rising stars Vagabond Specter are running hot with their new track “Half a Billion Miles” and the accompanying music video, all in lead up to the release of their debut album MIRRORS. The techno-pop track has more than a hint of new wave tones, with moody effected guitars sweeping through soft, smooth vocals and synth layers that keep it all together.
The video ties the song to ideas of nostalgia with a retro, film-strip stylization and a blend of sketch animation and stop-motion photos. For a clip about space travel, the throwback in style feels perfectly juxtaposed — a break from today’s tendency to look to a clean, crisp future.
Vagabond Specter are based in Kiev, Ukraine, and have been touring across the country extensively, including a supporting slot for alt-rockers Garbage. MIRRORS will be released on January 25th, 2017. To keep up with the band while you wait, check out their Facebook page, website or follow them on Twitter.