Full live band to support the release of sophomore artist album Falling
“Somewhere between the melancholic pop sensibilities of The Cure and the lush soundscapes of The Field you can find 2020Soundsystem playing the first single from their second album, Falling. The slow burning number, “Satellite,” floats in an atmospheric swirl of mystery and longing propelled by the song’s steady rhythm section and somber vocal track.” – XLR8R
“When they nail it, they are spot on: “Satellite” builds like a great Beat Pharmacy track, and “Way of Life” closes the record on a high note–simple, clean, excellent bass build, solid beat, dependable vocals. A nice effort all around.” – Huffington Post
***Album of the Month – IDJ and DJ Mag***
2020Soundsystem are back doing what they do best – playing live. This November, fans in select US cities will get to experience one of the few truly live electronic acts as 2020Soundsystem supports the release of their new artist album Falling.
These days it’s rare to see a UK based electronic music come over to the US for a proper show. Sure, there are DJ sets and “live” laptop sets but is that really what it’s all about? 2020Soundsystem are taking a cue from all the great live electronic artists who used to tour the United States back in the 90’s. That is, 2020Soundsystem reinterprets Falling live with 2020Vision honcho Ralph Lawson on the decks, Danny ‘Dubble D’ Ward on drums and Argentinean duo Fernando Pulichino and Julian Sanza (AKA Silver City) on bass and keyboards, respectively. Simply put, 2020Soundsystem are one of the best live bands in electronic music.
Since the release of their debut album – No Order – 2020Soundsystem have played the world’s finest international festivals, and more recently, they’ve taken the USA by storm. The band has created a whole scene in the states without even realizing it and now they now play to massive crowds at festivals such as Camp Bisco and Rothbury and have clocked up 27 shows in 16 cities in the last year alone.
Connecting all points, Falling manages to balance songs with dance tracks and still retain the overall flow and feel of a live 2020Soundsystem set. There’s the lush vocal arrangements of “Every Time,” “Sliding Away” and the title track, festival jam session favorites “Bisco” and “Psycho” to more dubby workouts like “Dark Matter” and “Broken.” It also opens up and ventures away from dance music with tracks like “Closure” and “Way Of Life.: The Soundsystem has succeeded in becoming much more then a sum of its parts, with influences from all four band members clearly identifiable, but combining to create a signature sound.
Episode One: Psycho
Episode Two: Closure
Episode Three: Bisco
2020Soundsystem usa Tour Dates
Nov 5 – Chicago – Vision Nightclub
Nov 7 – Miami – Liv
Nov 10 – Richmond, VA – Xscape Lounge
Nov 11 – Baltimore – Bourbon St
Nov 12 – Reading, PA – The Silo
Nov 13 – Los Angeles – Warehouse Party
Nov 14 – New York City – Santos Party House
Release Date: November 24, 2009
1. “We Get Down”
2. “Every Time”
3. “Sliding Away”
6. “Dark Matters”
12. “Way Of Life”