Dead Sea, a French four-piece who write, record and rehearse in the small apartment that they share above a café in Paris. The band just shared their new single titled, ‘8.50’. Named after a preset from one of their synths, the band’s first cut has elements of Shoegaze and Krautrock with soothing, ethereal vocals.

The track, which was written and recorded by Dead Sea, mixed by Aaron Bastinelli and mastered by Mike Marsh (Phoenix, Oasis, The Chemical Brothers), was released on March 6th, 2017.

Caro from the band said the following about the track:

“8.50 is the number of a preset from one of our synths and the sound in question is the first one you hear when the song starts. More than chord progressions or song structures, what primarily matters to Charles, Julien, Alex and I when composing are the colours and consistency of the sounds which eventually come to form a balanced and harmonious block. In terms of lyrics, I always improvise to set the melody first. Most of the final words make it through that way. It is a bit like what we call « écriture automatique » which consists of writing whatever pops into your head without trying to intellectualize anything. I do change some words from time to time to try to avoid contradictions or overly blurry concepts, but I like to keep things organic and sincere. The lyrics to 8.50 came that way and, despite the relative sadness they convey, their association with this lingering melody makes the song quite healing to me.” tweet

Check out Dead Sea’s ‘8.50’ below from ther.

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Want more from Dead Sea?
We wrote about an incredible (unofficial?) single that Dead Sea created way back in 2014 titled, ‘Before We Die’ that we absolutely love! Check out the song and article here.

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Aaron is the Founder / Chief Editor and curator of Indie Underground. He was the Festival / Music Director for the 2017 Dundas Street Festival and the Music Director in 2016. He is scene builder / promoter for select events in London Ontario, Toronto, Canada, and Southwestern Ontario. When Aaron's not working on Indie Underground, you'll usually find him at a concert or DIY event. He's a sucker for anything that glows in the dark and the company of his cat, Charlie. Watch for Aaron to make a return to DJing in 2018 when he will begin to mix Trance.