Recording an album has to be one of the most arduous tasks for a band — putting together various thoughts, ideas, and sounds into one collective work left to represent the whole isn’t easy. Now imagine doing this with each member of the band living in a different city.
That is exactly what the electronic pop outfit Canopy Climbers have been up to for the last few years: sending bits and pieces of music over the Internet from person to person until the result is a well-crafted song, and ultimately, an album. They released the aptly titled Distances back in 2011, filled with plenty of hooks, electronic elements, and inspiration from Postal Service.
Now, the trio is back at it with a brand new album set to be released on June 18, 2013. This one’s called Miles.
The lead single off the album “Stuck,” is filled with plenty of the alt-pop goodness that made their first album a success, but also finds the band treading some new water with the incorporation of traditional instrumentation. Specifically, some of the sonic electric guitar sounds elicit the feelings garnered from listening to U2 albums. With that said, there are still plenty of electro-pop elements found on the track via the synthesizers and, of course, the falsetto vocals, reminiscent of Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos.
I can’t wait to see what else Miles holds in store, especially if “Stuck” is any indicator. Canopy Climbers is definitely a band on the rise, so keep your eyes and ears open!