photo by Dimitri Karakostas
Toronto producer Beta Frontiers shares his latest offering, “Undone Things.” The synth-heavy dance track is complimented by a color-washed video that compiles footage from 80s aerobic exercise videos. Check out the video for “Undone Things” over at SPIN, and stream the track on SoundCloud. The track is available for download on via iTunes/Bandcamp.
06/18 Toronto, ON – Smiling Buddha (Buzz Records @ NXNE) w/ Greys, Mexican Slang
Toronto’s Beta Frontiers was born in Michael Butler’s living room– a home studio experiment in electronics that bubbled over into an arpeggiated assemblage of countless influences. Following the encouragement of his close friends, he wrote and recorded his first EP “….” a retro-futurist racer that was as sleek and modern as it was vintage; which featured the haunting pop anthem “Hondo” w/ Becky Ninkovic.
Since then, Butler has been only looking ahead. After backing the dancy Dionysians Phèdre on tour as well as stirring up a stream of remixes (including ones for his Buzz buds Odonis Odonis) Beta Frontiers is poised to return this summer with a pair of potent earworms, aware of but not indebted to the past.
Buzz Records was founded in 2011 as a garage venue that hosted mostly local punk and noise bands, and soon grew into a cross-genre hub of local and touring acts like White Lung, Doldrums, Mood Rings, and Odonis Odonis. Since the demise of the venue in late 2012, the Buzz crew of Ian Chai, Dean Tzenos, and venue co-founders Denholm Whale and Jude have been dedicated to releasing music that has come out of this small, dirty pocket of Toronto. Buzz has recently released music by Odonis Odonis, Weaves, Greys and HSY.
Release date: June 10, 2014