Drag City announcement and preview track!
On November 5th Guy Fawkes tried to blow up parliament, AND Drag City announced the impending release of Hamerkop’s debut album, “Remote”!
You can read about it and listen to a preview of track 2, “We Can Wing”, here:
Hamerkop is a pair of Baltimore-based sound nerds. Annabel Alpers (formerly of Bachelorette) is a composer, singer and instrumentalist from New Zealand, and Adam Cooke is a Baltimorean drummer and audio engineer. Their new work, Remote, began as a live, multiple-speaker, surround-sound experience and an exploration of the beauty of sound, inspired by Alpers’ collection of field recordings from her homeland and beyond. The resulting work still contains the pop sentiment of Alpers’ previous work in Bachelorette, anchored by Cooke’s minimalist drumming as she expands her use of experimental textures and vocal layers.
The stereo mix of Remote’s 10 tracks will be available in album form, through Flying Nun Records (NZ/Australia) and Drag City Records (rest of the world) from February 7th, 2020.
Yesss!!! We made it!
Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has made this live surround-sound project possible. I can’t wait to share the music with you!