Photo Credit: Jason Harvey – (Click Image for High Res)
Toronto melted-pop duo Phèdre make music for escaping. The visually evocative soundscapes emerging on their previous releases take form like a great comic; a concise narrative, bright colors, and psychedelic textures. If comic books had strobe lights Phedre’s certainly would.
This week the group shares the video for schizophrenic dance track “Zastroszy.” Watch it over at Gorilla vs. Bear and on YouTube.
As for what they take from the real world, Phèdre’s music borrows from hip-hop, psych and high-bpm electronica to make music digestible to internet-induced-ADD-types and also those who can sit through a heavily conceptual full-length.
Phèdre has toured extensively in North America and Europe, including playing shows in Mexico, Iceland and Russia. They recently wrapped up a tour of Asia, which included dates in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines. 2016 will see them entering a new cycle, with some new energetic releases.
June 11 – Harbourfront, Toronto
June 15 – Suoni Per Il Popolo Fest, Montreal
June 17 – Ottawa Xplosion
June 18 – Standing Waves Fest, Victoria
July 30 – Sappy Fest, Sackville
August 12 – Up Fest, Sudbury
(Artwork by Lee Paradise – click image for high res)