On June 4 Los Angeles-based band Bizou will release their debut full-length album Tragic Lover (pre-order). The album follows up the band's acclaimed EP stilllifeburning which was released last year. Today the band is pleased to share the official video for album's title track. The video, which was collaboratively directed by Bizou, Thomas Nelson and Brandon Pierce, premiered today at Post-Punk and can also be shared at YouTube. "Tragic Lover" will also be available on all streaming platforms this Friday to add your playlists.
Bizou features current and former members of Light FM, The Smashing Pumpkins, Wax Idols and Glaare. Combining propulsive darkwave rhythms, shifting synth scales, haunting vocals and a wall of shivering shoegaze guitars, Bizou craft a sound entirely their own. Formed in 2017, Bizou have shared stages with Drab Majesty, Ötzi, Hunny, and many others -- spinning their gossamer web of dark and bright sonic waves around goth and pop fans alike.
Following the release of their eponymous 2018 EP, Bizou joined SF cold-wavers Topographies on a Southwestern tour culminating in a showcase at Elysium / SXSW. Upon return the band retreated to guitarist/producer Josiah Mazzaschi’s beloved Cave Studio to write and record their second EP, stillifeburning — both a tonal departure from the first and a decidedly saturnine downshift in mood.
Following the release of stillifeburning, the band set to work on a third EP - which with the propellant of early lockdown mania, quickly spiraled into a debut full-length record. The eponymous single, "Tragic Lover," stacks pop effervescence against a building sense of dread, concluding in a shudder of rhythmic menace. The album Tragic Lover, recorded and mixed at Cave Studio LA, and mastered by Simon Scott (Slowdive).
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