Alex Feder – “Moments Of Silence” (Stereogum Premiere)

The XYZ Affair’s Alex Feder last showed up in these pages under the guise of Leonard Friend. New single “Moments Of Silence” finds Feder relocated to Los Angeles and rocking under his own name. Despite the change in location and nomenclature, Feder is still favoring upbeat electro-pop laced with melodic lead guitar and high-register howls. “Moments Of Silence” could be the meeting point between LCD Soundsystem and Foster The People — all the former’s emotional catharsis matched with the latter’s pop appeal. Stream or download it below.

“Moments Of Silence” will be included on an EP this fall.