FAMED ELECTRO ROCKERS RELEASE NEW LP
FAMED ELECTRO ROCKERS RELEASE NEW LP TODAY
Featuring Gary Numan, Egyptian Lover and Siobhan Fahey
Premiered via Noisey today and filmed by Rogelio Sikander in one of the countless dilapidated rave-ready warehouses on the sprawling outskirts of Mexico City, the video for the lead single ‘Dama Fina’ exploits tensions between pleasure and pain with the trio’s signature dark humor set to a haunting minimal groove.
As TITAN put it, “We wanted the first single to be a song that people would be uncomfortable with and ‘Dama Fina’ works very well for that purpose.” Vice Noisey adds that “The video, takes that level of uncomfortableness even further, depicting a drug addled world where post-apocalyptic warriors sacrifice nymphs in rituals in order to produce purer drugs. Yeah, it gets that crazy.”
Fans have come to expect TITAN mixing wildly divergent styles and pushing boundaries, and their return is as eclectic and innovative as ever.
Like fellow iconoclasts Avalanches and Portishead, TITAN don’t record an album every two years. As they see it, “It’s very healthy to take some time to do some other stuff and make an album when you really want to. We’ve always worked like that, maybe on this occasion we took some extra time.” The wait has been worth it.
DAMA came together over five trips to famed recording studio, Sonic Ranch in Texas with Nick Launay, whose credits include Arcade Fire, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, David Byrne, and the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s. Launay not only produced the album, he was key in hooking TITAN up with their guests. Of Gary, Egyptian Lover, and Siobhan they say, “Working with them we could understand why they are who they are. They are artists that we have respected since we were teenagers so it is a luxury to have them on the album.”
Much has changed in between TITAN’s last album and DAMA. The news cycle has quickened and in the process more attention has been focused on the media-raised scene TITAN launched than all of the band’s consistent output and various projects. They do not see this reality as a problem. “Our advantage is not to be in the spotlight that much. Mexico works like that. There aren’t a lot of bands coming out with a lot of stuff. It’s different from Europe or the US, where there’s always a new band. In Mexico, the scene doesn’t move that fast.”
TITAN, as they remind everyone, never broke up, never stopped creating, performing, touring, producing. DAMA happened in 2016, “because the planets aligned. The conditions we wanted to make the new album were the ones we were looking for some years ago: economic independence, amazing recording studio, incredible producer, great collaborations.”
DAMA will be released in August 2016 by ÉPICO in Latin America and by ATP Recordings globally. A 2017 tour is in the works and will bring TITAN’s experimental theatrics to new audiences and old fans worldwide.