COMA Announce New Album VOYAGE VOYAGE
New Video for Single 'A-Train' + Album Announcement
Cologne, Germany’s electronic duo COMA today announced their new album Voyage Voyage will be released on November 22nd via City Slang, and shared an early preview via the video for first single “A-Train.” COMA says “A-Train” lyrically and musically “expresses the feelings of uncertainty and insecurity when coming to terms with radical situations in your life.” Tilman Singer (whose credits include 2018’s acclaimed horror thriller Luz) directed the accompanying clip, filmed on Super 8; watch the “A-Train” video now HERE. COMA have also announced European tour dates for 2019 and 2020, including the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, DE on September 20th. See below for a current itinerary. Voyage Voyage is now available for pre-order HERE.
Georg Conrad and Marius Bubat—aka COMA—may have their roots firmly in Cologne’s fabled club scene (they initially signed to the city’s established electronic label Kompakt) but their effervescent, groove-tipped synth-pop blurs boundaries and strays outside the lines. Their new home of City Slang (Caribou, Gold Panda, Son Lux, Roosevelt) is the perfect fit for their hypnotic brand of indie-electro. After releasing a steady stream of records that includes their 2013 debut In Technicolor and 2015’s This Side of Paradise—featuring singles that earned praise from Pitchfork, XLR8R, Resident Advisor, and more—Bubat and Conrad experienced a transformative time marked by a series of tragedies and milestones, including the loss of a parent and the birth of a child. For Conrad, getting back in the studio proved a potent form of therapy that can transcend an often painful reality: “Making music is a kind of escapism, it puts you in a different world where you forget everything around you.”
Voyage Voyage tells the story of these complicated moments through an equally complex sonic web, and casts a sweet and heavy-hearted glow on listeners. Across 10 pristine tracks, the pair meld piano, guitar, drums, synths, and electronic flourishes with futuristic vocal harmonies, which amp up the melancholic pop factor and capture life’s fleeting moments, moods, and adventures. The duo have also upped their instrument game since their previous release, adding new synths, a Fender Mustang Bass, and a vintage drum kit to their arsenal—all of which anchor Voyage Voyage in an analog-meets-digital universe informed by the haunted memories of their ‘90s childhoods.
COMA fuse dance music’s communal properties with an indie sensibility. Rich in melody and melancholy, Voyage Voyage is the latest in COMA’s repertoire that occupies an emotionally-driven corner of the electronic music spectrum, where dynamic soundscapes collide with heartfelt lyrics.
23 Aug : Musig i de Altstadt, Aarau, CH
20 Sep : Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg, DE
28 Nov : Urban Spree, Berlin, DE
30 Nov : Espace B, Paris, FR
03 Dec : The Waiting Room London, UK
04 Dec : Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL
05 Dec : Bumann & Sohn, Cologne, DE
10 Mar : Karlstorbahnhof Club, Heidelberg, DE
11 Mar : Rote Sonne, Munich, DE
12 Mar : Club Stereo, Nürnberg, DE
13 Mar : IFZ Leipzig, DE
18 Mar : Turmzimmer, Hamburg, DE