The Naked And Famous In Rolling Waves on 2LP
Beyond a life hardwired to pop culture via the 24 hour news feed, The Naked And Famous elicit a romantic connection inspired by the golden era of alternative rock; a shared response to a teenage soundtrack of epic, emotionally charged mid-nineties music.
Released in March 2011, their ambitious debut Passive Me, Aggressive You featured singles "Young Blood" and "Punching In A Dream." Lauded by NME, it was a classic case of lovely and beautiful: TNAF's passive melodicism and aggressive innovation clash in a dazzling blaze of psych/sonic fireworks and Rolling Stone described "Young Blood" as one of the year's "best singles."
Fronted by Alisa Xayalith and Thom Powers, The Naked And Famous lit a fire under an online fan base; with a video subculture built through YouTube and into radio. M83 invited TNAF to remix a single and a Tiesto remix transformed "Young Blood" into a club smash. By June of 2012, the New Zealand quintet had played to more than 600,000 people in 24 countries, but the band chose to hit pause and embark on a second album.
The resulting collection, In Rolling Waves, delivers darkly nuanced, intricately rocking electro gems once again born in bedroom studio sessions, then demoed in studios in Wales and Australia ahead of recording at Sunset Sound in Hollywood. Thom Powers sought out Alan Moulder (NIN, Foals, My Bloody Valentine) to mix this daydreaming dark-wave experiment. In 2013 with In Rolling Waves in tow, The Naked And Famous are matured, determined and better than ever.
The Naked And Famous In Rolling Waves Track Listing:
1. A Stillness
2. Hearts Like Ours
4. Rolling Waves
5. The Mess
6. Grow Old
7. Golden Girl
8. I Kill Giants
9. What We Want
10. We Are Leaving
11. To Move With Purpose
12. A Small Reunion