“…danceable grooves and funky basslines…the definition of pop” – NPR
“Energetically introducing Moscow’s youth to electronic indie culture” – KCRW
“upbeat, frisky disco” – SPIN
“a glitzy, neon-sunset, convertible cruise down palm-treed lanes” – Stereogum
“When you think of Moscow, words like ‘sunny,’ ‘bright,’ and ‘breezy’ probably aren’t the first adjectives that come to mind. Thankfully, Pompeya is here to clear up any misconceptions” –Interview Magazine
“funk basslines, rollicking grooves, warm synths” – DUMMY
“…an album that’s buoyant and catchy while exploring new sounds” – Paste
Today, Russian outfit Pompeya has released a brand new EP titled Domino, a driving 4-track set of the band’s signature pop/funk coupled with the tastefully masterful production of French house producer Fred Falke. The EP is available now via Mishu Records.
The EP’s lead single and title track “Domino” was released last month to much acclaim with Popdust describing the track’s “disco-happy funk vibes” and Magnetic Magazine noting that the song “has all the ingredients to be your next big summer track – a great, catchy vocal, steady groove, searing guitar and flawless production from Fred Falke.”
Laden with upbeat grooves, intense guitar riffs, and a heated guitar solo, “Domino” is a track that finds itself at the divine intersection of funk, pop, and unabashed rock ‘n roll. The official video for “Domino” takes you out on a wild night at the discotheque with some youthful souls that you don’t want to miss out on. Listen the song HERE and watch the video HERE.
Rounding out the 4-track EP is an additional brand new single, “Somebody Else,” alongside two other tracks, “Slaver” and “Last One,” which are fresh reworks of previously released tracks by the band.
The band’s notable Fred Falke collaboration is one that has been brewing for some time. In 2014, Falke dropped a massive remix of Pompeya’s track, “90,” which drew major hype from critics and fans alike. Fred Falke has also remixed legends such as Justice, Röyksopp and Goldfrapp. Furthermore, Falke has laid down production work for a diverse list of notable artists including Hot Chip, Ellie Goulding, Lana Del Rey, Sia, Katy Perry + more.
To capture the most candid moments and tell the full backstory of this special collaborative EP, a studio documentary was filmed surrounding the EP’s recording and is also released today. View it HERE.
On the heels of their brand new EP, Pompeya will hit the road for a summer/fall run of U.S. tour dates. Full date listing below – more dates:
Sat, Aug 26 // Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville
Mon, Aug 28 // Minneapolis, MN @ Amsterdam Bar and Hall
Thurs, Aug 31 // Boston, MA @ The MiddleEast
Sat, Sep 2 // NYC @ The Mercury Lounge
Sun, Sep 3// Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
Mon, Sep 4 // Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House
Pompeya’s most recent LP, Real, was released via Mishu Records and was produced by Brian McTear (The War on Drugs, Local Natives). The LP is available now on limited edition vinyl, which comes with a digital download and two bonus tracks (remixes from Jerome LOL + Amtrac).
Pompeya is Daniil Brod (vocals), Denis Agafonov (bass), and Dmitri Vinnikov (percussion). Formed in 2010, their debut Tropical earned the band significant popularity in their home country, extensive touring followed in Eastern Europe. In 2013, Tropical was re-released in the U.S. through Brooklyn label, Mishu Records.
The Domino EP is out now and available at the links below. Look out for more announcement to come from the band very soon.
“Domino” official video (YouTube)
“Real” official video (YouTube)
“Anyway” official video (YouTube)
“Cry About It (OOOOO)” official video (YouTube)
“Pasadena” official video (YouTube)
“Liar” official video (YouTube)