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VIDEO: Watch Scam Avenue's New Video for 'Spies' Now!

Dark electro-pop band Scam Avenue have just premiered a second video from their dreamy debut EP 'Mercury' with ArtistDirect.

The songs that make up Scam Avenue's debut EP, Mercury, came very quickly to songwriter Lawrence Kim. Each one appeared out of the blue, fully formed.

"I wasn't consciously going for a certain type of sound with these songs," says Kim. "But I think there is a certain moodiness that comes from New Order or Section 25 or Factory Records in general. And the vocal parts are probably the direct result of my love of the Beach Boys. I was also listening to a lot of Brian Eno at the time and I think there's a sense of space in these recordings that may have been influenced by that as well."

In Scam Avenue's particular brand of dark electro-pop, you can hear echoes of of the new-wave melancholy of New Order, the Spectorized pop of St. Etienne, and the minimalist art-funk of Can (among others) but in the end the sound of Scam Avenue is their own. Drum machines pulsate; synths weave in and out; jangly guitars attack then drown in unexpected whirlpools of noise. Voices-at once glacial and lovelorn-float on top of it all, reverberating like a half-remembered dream.

Scam Avenue are based in Brooklyn, NY.



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