ESP is a new Los Angeles-based trio whose primary interest is, as their name implies, Extra Sensory Perception. The group explores this phenomena through their own synesthetic, synth-laden dreamscapes which literally overflow with hypercolored visuals. This is ESP, the sights, sounds and sensory overload of the West Coast cosmos.
Today the band premieres the official music video for “Serenade,” directed by Alexandra Pelly, produced by We Are The Masses, at Noisey. The video is an update / homage to Yellow Magic Orchestra’s “Rydeen” video.
The brother / sister combo of Aska and Seiya Matsumiya (keyboards / vocals & keyboards / electronics, respectively) are joined by Bobby Evans (drums & electronics). The catalyst and dynamics of the band as natural as the group’s synergy and soaring late night anthems of ESP’s debut EP, due out tomorrow. The band has already released the 627 remix EP (w/ remixes of the title track by Lucky Dragons, Hecuba, etc.) and also has a split 10″ with kindred spirits UFO out now via Oh Wow.
ESP’s hypnotic flow made bi-coastal live debuts in New York and Los Angeles alongside a mesmerizing session for LA’s Dublab Vision Version series (watch it here). Showcasing the awesome bubbling bass and tribal flow of “Wonder Wonder” and the pounding drums and vivacious, new wave synths of “Serenade.” The innate, anthemic energy of the band is embodied in the self-referential “ESP,” a stunning instrumental track whose syncopated drums and vibrant warmth conjures an inspired escapism that actually grounds the band into this reality.
08/27 Los Angeles, CA – School Night at Bardot
08/30 Santa Barbara, CA – Soho *%
08/31 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall *%
09/01 Big Sur, CA – Fernwood *
09/10 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex @
* = w/ UFO
% = w/ AA Bondy
@ = w/ Big Sir, Softness, Blackbush
Street Date: Aug. 28, 2012
2. Wonder Wonder
5. Dark Panda
6. Imaginary World