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Freak Heat Waves

Let It Go’ from new album Zap The Planet, out September 4, 2020 via Telephone Explosion Records.

Canadian post-punk/electronic duo, Freak Heat Waves and their single ‘Let It Go', our Frequency track at Bizzarre.

A woozy, vapour-wave indebted single taken from the forthcoming record, Zap The Planet which is out September 4 on Telephone Explosion. The track follows previous releases, ‘Dripping Visions’ and ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’ that secured support at KEXP, FLOOD, and more.

Zap The Planet follows 2018's Beyond XXXL that found tips at different international music media, and also found Freak Heat Waves opening for Suuns, Preoccupations, Odonis Odonis, Mattiel, METZ and more. The duo, who are now based at opposing ends of the country in Montréal and Vancouver, initially hail from the Midwestern Canadian prairies before relocating to Victoria, BC where they cut their teeth, earning acclaim for their early cassette tapes and blistering DIY performances.

The single, ‘Let It Go’ is an arresting amalgamation of stuttering electronic beats and scorched samples that are layered, once again, with Thomas DiNinno’s baritone vocals. The band are no stranger to the lysergic connotations this time flexing the aesthetic once more with dreamlike synths and jarring rhythms, describing the track they say:

"This track is about how you gotta walk it like you talk it or you just gotta let it go".

When not touring, the band frequently relocated, adapted and diversified, trading instruments and forging a path-less-followed approach to writing music. As new instruments started to come into the fold, the studio process became more dynamic with the pair – never the type to rest on their laurels – adopting avant-garde recording techniques, experimental sound design and orchestrations that utilized legendary effects, drum machines and synths. Tireless curiosity fuelled the

duo as they merged their original sound with discoveries and seemingly disparate influences – the distance between Montreal, QC and Victoria, BC has only helped fuel innovation too.

No Freak Heat Waves record has followed a singular path and no two are alike. Each album is an evolution in musical direction, songwriting and conceptualization. With Zap the Planet, (their second album on Telephone Explosion) the duo has manifested more of their intrinsically unique vision and become more pronounced in their unhinged artistic process.

The follow up to 2017’s Beyond XXXL finds the Freaks taking a fearless, inventive leap to create the greatest departure from

their previous work.

Freak Heat Waves - Zap The Planet

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