March 26, 2012
The brand new single Travelin’ Man from San Francisco’s Still Flyin’ is out today online and on limited edition transparent purple 7″ vinyl.
While soaring choral harmonies root Travelin’ Man in Still Flyin’s party-filled past, the songwriting and production evolve from 2010’s Neu Ideas releases, layering 80s pop synths with longing and melancholy so profound it’s sure to send shivers up your spine. The song speaks of the fraught dichotomy between wanderlust and domesticity – a regular experience for most touring musicians, but a sentiment beautifully stated here. The track was recorded and mixed by Haima Marriott of Architecture in Helsinki fame.
The single’s b-side, Plastic Heart is jilted love song, packed with 80s noir bass grooves and darkly catchy guitar riffs so pitch perfect they could have blared out of Sonny Crockett’s Ferrari cruising around Miami.
The single is available to download from itunes, emusic, Amazon and all good digital retailers. If you’re a fan of vinyl like us, you can get your very own copy of the 7″ at Rough Trade, Norman Records, Piccadilly Records, Rise Records and all good local music shops!