Pompeya – “Pasadena” (Stereogum Premiere)

Pompeya – “Pasadena” (Stereogum Premiere)

Further proving that the ’80s really are here to stay forever, Moscow’s Pompeya have dropped a new shimmering single called “Pasadena” in advance of their new album, Real, due out next month. The song’s a glitzy, neon-sunset, convertible cruise down palm-treed lanes, which is all very confusing because, again, they’re from Moscow, a city not exactly known for its synth-lush indie exports. Producer Brian McTear, who’s worked with the War On Drugs and Local Natives, helmed the boards for Real, and you can hear a similar kind of expansive grandeur in the song’s four minutes. The rest is all Pompeya — as the song’s bubbly hooks stretch higher toward a majestic chorus, the escapism feels great. Listen below.

And here’s a look at the men from Moscow themselves:

Real is out 5/5 via No Shame.

[Photo by Hassan Kinley.]

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