In Decay - Phèdre.
Sometimes, while discovering new music, you come upon something so unexpectedly strange, so bizarrely catchy and so wondrous, that you immediately become totally enamoured of it. Phèdre is a mysterious trio ostensibly from Monaco and “raised in a cave of gold”. In reality, Phèdre is composed of Daniel Lee and April Aliermo of the Toronto indie pop band Hooded Fang, and Airick Woodhead of electro-psych outfit Doldrums. But the sounds and imagery they use in their inventive collaboration somehow blend North American summers during the Swinging ’60s and ancient Mediterranean hedonism into a blissfully lo-fi whole.
In Decay features a rather bouncy tempo and an upbeat, summery melody, coupled to some disturbing lyrical content. The effect is woozy and mesmerizing. Fair warning though: after just two listens, all of us in the office are addicted and need an injection of Phèdre at least three times a day.
There’s also a glitchy, beautiful (and kinda NSFW) video for it here.
Contributed by @orchidhunter.