Vancouver electro outfit Gang Signs have teamed with PopMatters to debut their new song and video "Tonight" from their upcoming debut full length Geist, being released by File Under: Music on October 2nd, 2015. "Tonight" is the third song to surface from the release, with a video for "Mate" premiered on Stereogum and a second track "SW" premiered on Noisey.
Commenting on the new track and video, PopMatters said, "Musically cut from the same cloth as the XX, but leaning more towards the dance side of the electronic spectrum, it’s a charming clip that follows an older woman walking the city streets at night and living life to its fullest."
With Geist, their first release, Gang Signs are ready to show the world the best way to exercise the demons is on the dance floor. The album is an exercise in cinematic new wave, taken as a whole each song builds and flows into the next, carried along by strong percussion, punctuated by melodies and almost spoken narration. Separated, the songs stand tall on their own, the sampled hand claps of "Mate" hold sway over guitar lines that build steady lines of subtle tension throughout.
Gang Signs is the latest project of creative workaholic Peter Ricq, also of the electronic music duo HUMANS. Together with drummer Adam Fink and keyboardist/vocalist Matea Sarenac, the trio creates music that dances between self-control and defiance, winning over fans in their hometown of Vancouver since their very first gigs. Gang Signs songs are musically conceived on guitar, written and demoed within four hours,” says Ricq. "They are purposefully written in a traditional verse, chorus, verse format, and to really make the cut they must make you want to move."
North American tour dates will be announced soon. Album art and tracklisting are below.