Wednesday, March 5, 2014

New Information Society single available now

photo by Wil Foster/RockCandy
"On this record we were aiming to make a classic Information Society album, something that people would have no trouble identifying as Information Society," says synth player Paul Robb.

New longform single "Land of the Blind" marks the reunion of the original founding members of the band, Robb, Kurt Larson (vocals) and James Cassidy (bass, keyboards).

"The great challenge in making this record was to stay true to the sound our fans know and love, but still move forward and incorporate all the influences we've acquired since the last time we recorded together."

Electronic dance song "Land of the Blind" and the EP contains the "Marcos Carnaval & Paulo Jeveaux Club Mix," "Aesthetic Perfection Mix," "Whiteqube Mix" and "Inertia Mix. A lyric video of the original version can be viewed here:

Fans of cult film Liquid Sky will recognize a cover of centerpiece song "Me And My Rhythm Box" included as a bonus B-side. "Land of the Blind" comes from forthcoming new album Hello World to be released this summer.

"This was really the most relaxed process we've ever experienced while recording an album," Robb explains. "It might have something to do with the fact that we've been working on it on and off for over a year with no sense of urgency, or label-imposed deadlines."

Originally forming in 1982 within the synthpop and New Wave world, Information Society initially broke into the mainstream via the Latin underground with the 1985 freestyle dance single "Running" which twice became a Top Ten Billboard Dance chart hit – once in 1986 and then again in 2001.

Proving its continued endurance, InSoc's original label Tommy Boy Records is releasing a remix record of "Running" in early April, nearly three decades since it was first released.

The band had multiple Top 40 hits including the #1, "What’s On Your Mind (Pure Energy)," "Walking Away," "Think" and "Peace & Love, Inc." Brazil has always been one of their main markets, where they are signed to the major label LAB344.

Berlin-based label Mannequin Records will be releasing a special expanded vinyl repressing of their debut The InSoc EP in May.

With their first new music released since 2009's Modulator EP, InSoc is getting ready to get back into the mainstream with new music and a US tour planned for later in 2014.

"We're looking forward to getting in front of the fans with some new songs," Robb concludes. "As James Cassidy would say, 'We're going to melt some faces'."

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