Many years ago when Below Zero was just getting started we crossedÂ paths with Under in San Francisco.Â Their musicÂ has been described asÂ 'pop-noir' with melancholic lyrics and catchy melodies.Â They comprise of singer JenÂ Triano and keyboard player Eamonn Flynn.
After thier first EP release they literally went 'under' to find the right mix for their new album.Â It wasn't about putting something out by a deadline or getting something done to quickly follow up on their EP.Â This was about finding the right mood, the right people and the right time.Â After a lot of hard work they have returned to us with contributions from Joan Jeanrenaud, Milosh and many more...
This amazing album, "More Pleasant Grey" shows us the many sides of Under with the rework of "Keep on Moving" that has a new softer edge with a drum n bass suprise.Â The haunting and deep sounds of "Berkley 3" and some of the tracks you feel in love with from the EP along with some new gems.
But to kick it all off is the beautiful, fun and intoxicating track, "Gravity" which if you were already a fan of Under says welcome back and get ready for an amazing journey... for those who were not a fan yet you will be after hearing this one.
Under are a San Francisco band who play a sort of 'Electronic Pop Noir' with an organic twist. Sad but groovy. They feature Jen Triano on vocals, Eamonn Flynn on keyboards and Ricky Carter on drums. Their debut self-titled 4 song EP was recorded with engineer/ programmer Paul Scriver (known for his band Better Daze on Ubiquity).
Influenced by Bjork, The Sundays, Zero Seven, Kruder and Dorfmeister and Massive Attack among others, the sound is somewhat dark but always makes you move. The first EP is now available at CD Baby, Itunes etc... and is picking up a lot of radio play but is only the beginning - a full length release is on the way and their live show can soon be seen...
They are Below Zero family, we love these kids and their new remix of "Under" by Morgan Page is currently up for sale on their myspace page - go support a wonderful band with a great soul and spirit!