I know. I could not resist the title of the article, but you will not be disappointed that you clicked to read it. Today, we get to introduce you to a duo out of Los Angeles known as thanks. (and yes, the period is part of their band name). The boys, Steve Pagano and Mario Borgatta, met while studying at the Berklee School of Music back in 2009 and found out that they had a similar idea of which direction music should head. So they created this crazy electronic indie pop duo that is catchy and edgy.
Their ability to blend the organic and digital into a cohesive psychedelic, dream pop soundscape is brilliant and utterly unique, but do not think that every song on the 10-track upcoming album, Colfax, sounds the same. That would just be wrong.
Their debut single off the LP, “Your World”, has a feel that hints at Modest Mouse and MGMT mixed with The Beatles‘ ‘drug’ era records. As Borgatta says, “The idea was inspired by George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four” and though our lyrics aren’t meant to express any opinion towards a specific political idea or belief, we hope to motivate people to take action in what they believe in.”
And staying in that same vein, “Annabelle” is brilliantly constructed ballad-y, psychedelic rock song that thanks. admits to listening to “Across The Universe” by The Beatles. And it is difficult not to hear the influence, but in any case, it is still a wonderfully constructed song that captures the truest moments of inspiration.
So if you are looking for a fun summer album that is a little different, but can get you moving, then look no further than Colfax by thanks.. It will be the only album you need.
The debut full-length album, Colfax by thanks., is now available on iTunes! In the mean time, check out the latest single, “Cards”, off the new album on Spotify below!
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