Erika Spring – “6 More Weeks”
You’ve seen Erika Spring-Forster in Au Revoire Simone, and Brooklyn’s all-female covers supergroup Girl Crisis, but this is the first music attributed solely to her name, less a -Forster. “6 More Weeks” comes as one side of a split 7″ with Violens. That band’s principal creative force Jorge Elbrecht produces and plays drums on this track, with MGMT’s Will Berman on bass and Erika on all manners of synths and sounds and singing between. The result is a windswept and tom-drum dramatic synth-pop track that communicates with the times Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel were young and center-stage in a manner similar to Natasha Khan’s work as Bat For Lashes. Spring’s vocals are pristine and pretty, emotionally invested but delivered with ease, a nice component to a song with strong intention and sense of purpose and build. Hear it:
Buy it at iTunes or Amazon. Violens’ side of the split is a song titled “It Couldn’t Be Perceived” and will feature a video directed by Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek. Stay tuned next week for that. The single’s out via Friendly Fire Recordings.