The Convenience – "Accelerator" out 22/10 via Winspear Records

Brand new band from New Orleans, LA that features members of Video Age.

Produced by Ross Farbe of Video Age.

Pop record with heavy Indie, Funk and R&B influences.

RIYL: TOPS, Dayglow, Q, Barrie, Mk.gee, Crumb, Video Age

“Green Clover” Limited Edition Color Vinyl LPcol is for Indies only

"It really was super natural”, laughs Duncan Troast, explaining how he and Nick Corson came to form The Convenience, and though he means it was as organic as breathing, the music these two conjure is from an alternate reality. Pulling from a pastiche of 80’s sounds and their own rolodex of future pop flourishes, their new album Accelerator sounds like a late-night disco party on a distant outpost, a sea of dancing bodies illuminated by an alien moon. The two met at New Orleans’ Loyola University, where they eventually joined the rising pop group Video Age, and before long, were spending the downtime between tours exploring what their own music could sound like. Their early efforts showed promise, but when held next to the iridescent glow of their new material, it’s clear there was a fundamental shift. “There was a disconnect from the music that we were making, and the breadth of the music that we loved”, explains Corson, “I was relearning how to write songs.” The two went back to the music that made them truly feel alive, pouring over records by Stevie Wonder, Prince, NSYNC, “trying to figure out why it felt so good”. The result of those efforts is a singular album packed with visceral, immediate pleasure; body music for a plastic pop future. “I had a hard time learning how to do things the right way, and just wanted to make a mess”, says Corson, thinking back on his earliest experiments with songwriting and produc- tion. You can hear that spirit in the brief snippets of noise that dot the record, but the immaculate pop songs here make it clear - whatever they’re doing is working. At its core, Accelera- tor is a celebration of friendship, and the transportative power of music. It’s an ode to the joy of dancing, of loving just to have loved, and becoming who you are. Tracklisting: A side 01. Accelerator (Pts I + II) 02. Kiss Me In Heaven 03. The Flame 04. Saturday’s Child 05. Fake Roses B side 06. 07. True Fascination 08. Luxe 09. Telephone Number

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