Simian Ghost – “Echoes Of Songs (For Trish Keenan)” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

By Chris DeVille / February 21, 2014

Sweetly sighing Swedish combo Simian Ghost is preparing to release The Veil, the follow-up to 2012’s electro-pop offering Youth. Lead single “Echoes Of Songs” moves ever-so-slightly from the last album’s indie-pop tendencies into a dreamier, more expansive sound. That’s purposeful: “Echoes Of Songs” is a tribute to the late Trish Keenan of the great cosmopolitan experimentalists Broadcast. The trio has conjured something close to Broadcast’s signature sound without abandoning their own, flushing out the floaty, futuristic soundscape with the softhewn harmonies that are Simian Ghost’s greatest strength. Director Victor Claeson’s pristine black and white performance video matches the Broadcast aesthetic too, so this thing looks, feels, and sounds like a proper tribute. Press the (tender) button below and enjoy.

The Veil is out 4/9 on Playground Music.