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Art Decade band

Every once in a great while, a band comes along that throws you for a loop. Try as you may, you just can’t put your finger on their style because they’re so beautifully mysterious, like an undiscovered, uncategorized amazing entity. Art Decade is just such a wonderful new discovery.

Art Decade’s guitarist/vocalist/arranger Ben Talmi “grew up on a strict diet of the finest classical music there is,” and it shows. The group’s Western Sunrise album is filled with some of the most breathtaking string arrangements you’ll ever hear on a popular music album.  The band’s other half is Binod Singh, its lone Canadian and more of a Motown and soul guy, on bass. The outfit describes its music as neo indie classical, symphonic post-pop and rock, but it actually fits all these categorizations and more. You don’t have to listen long to pick up on a progressive electric guitar part here, and a club dance beat there. Were you to limit it mentally to only the classical/symphonic label, you may well miss out on also recognizing the group’s more aggressive rock instincts, which are very much on overt display.

A song like “Steam Punk Sicker War” attempts – and succeeds –at incorporating much of what this unique act does so well. There are stacked vocals, as well as some thumping bass worthy of Muse. And although this track is not as punk as its title may suggest, there are still some gruff electric guitar parts. Ultimately, it’s the whole fantastic package.

Art Decade has teamed up with visionary animator and director, Whitney Alexander to bring together the stunning music video for Western Sunrise. The initial concept of a video was to create a sort of painting in motion in the style of the impressionists. Talmi has gone on record saying “Alexander actually ended up surpassing what I thought was even possible” The end result has caught the attention of such blogs as Mashable, Hypebot, Motionographer and many more. Production on the follow up for the Western Sunrise video has since started up with director Whitney Alexander at the helm once again.

Art Decade released their debut full length LP “Western Sunrise” via Eldest Only Recordings on May 29th, 2012.
Dan Talmi


Western Sunrise