Pristine electronica heading your way with two tracks from the dynamic duo of Vox Eagle (Andy Crosby and Luke Hamel). Hints of M83, Air, Paper Lions and a slew of other influences abound over No Sleep whilst a harder edge pervades Come Over. Both tracks are highly infectious and signal the coming of something big, people!
Andy Crosby and Luke Hamel. Experimental instrumentations combined
with deep synths and driving beats has successfully allowed the duo to
create a stunning EP enriched with a variety of sounds.
Vox Eagle emerged through a strong friendship, after Crosby and Hamel
met whilst touring together in a previous band. During their time on
the road, they discovered each other’s mutual interests and passion to
create electronically influenced music that is contemporary and
relevant to modern styles. Their bond and enthusiasm for collaborating
is evident throughout the EP, Hamel explains, “I think the reason the
songs are turning out to have some flavor and depth is that Andy and I
share a core of stuff we both love dearly”.
Vox Eagle’s latest EP,‘’ drew inspiration from their travels and
experiences over the years.” The EP was written and recorded across
the country, ranging from the mountains of Colorado to the forests of
upstate New York, Mojave Desert, Midtown Manhattan, Los Angeles, and
Las Vegas in various Air BNBs, hotels, trains and planes using the
band’s mobile recording rig. Crosby and Hamel would escape from the
everyday hustle and bustle and immerse themselves entirely into the
music. “I think the new locations help to keep the music fresh to us
and to inspire different ideas while keeping us focused exclusively on
the songs and not distracted by our respective lives.” explains Hamel.
Crosby and Hamel self-produced and engineered the entire record,
allowing them to take complete control over their creative process.
The result is a body of music that is both edgy and experimental while
also maintaining mainstream appeal. Their leading single ‘No Sleep’
demonstrates the band’s signature sound of atmospheric pop and ambient
grooves. It’s cinematic vibes, contagious melodies and dance-worthy
beats makes for the ultimate road-trip anthem.
‘Summer Now’ highlights the duo’s use of layered sampled beats,
ethereal melodies and strong catchy hooks. Crosby explains, “We wanted
to keep the songs fun, lots of rhythmic beat driven stuff,
experimental instrumentations and synth sounds.” The vibrant ‘Come
Over’, evokes elements of tropical psychedelia.