We Are Scientists, the Brooklyn, New York based power pop troupe, just released in April their 5th album “Helter Seltzer”. Now they are going on tour and for the very first time they will also perform in Prague. Save the date for the 26th of July! Titled ‘Helter Seltzer’ and released via 100% Records (on CD, digital and limited edition teal coloured vinyl), it is preceded by the single release of ‘Buckle’, the album’s bombastic opening track.
For ‘Helter Seltzer’ We Are Scientists asked their ex-keyboard player Max Hart to produce. Max had just finished a three-year stint as the keyboardist for international super-mega- person Katy Perry. The recordings were shipped to mixer Chris Coady at Sunset Sound in L.A. who has quietly emerged in recent years as one of the finest mixers of glossy indie pop, with credits that include Future Islands, Beach House, and !!!. Finally, the music was passed through the deluxe mastering machine that are the ears of Greg Calbi (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Noel Gallagher, Perfume Genius) to add a coat of heft and sparkle, and in January of 2016, nearly a year after construction began, the album was pronounced complete.
Guitarist and vocalist Keith Murray and bassist Chris Cain say about their music: „It’s made us really think about what our musical genre is. We’re not punk — we’re too interested in making our songs as pretty as possible. We’re not straight-up rock — our tastes are too left-of- centre. We’re not indie-rock — our heads aren’t far enough up our own butts. So finally, after putting as much time into thinking about it as we’re apt to — about ten minutes, over beers — we decided that our genre is “Helter Seltzer”.”
Helter Seltzer is a wonderful album with slightly dramatic music. We Are Scientists were formed in 2005. They played already at great festivals (Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, Coachella, T in the Park) and performed at shows such as Joolse Hollanda or David Letterman. Their first album With Love 6 Spualor was sold more then 150000 times. We Are Scientists were the support of REM and their first three albums were produced by Ariel Rechtshaid, who also produced for Vampire Weekend and Usher. Have a look at their music videos, they are worth to see!
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