Today Melbourne's 808s & Greatest Hits shares 'The Fear Remains', the brand new single from his upcoming album Cabin Vibes, out October 7. A meandering wander through lowkey paranoia, 'The Fear Remains' is a perfect taste of 808s' specific brand of psychedelia. The song and its video are premiering now over at Happy Mag.
Today 808s also announce the very special launch show for Cabin Vibes, happening on November 1 at the Gasometer. Special guests on the night are POPPONGENE, Purr Usual and Turtle Wave. Get your tickets here!
808s & Greatest Hits is the recording project of Skube Burnell, perhaps best described as psychedelic alt-pop influenced in part by bands like Broadcast, Television, Lô Borges, David Axelrod, Todd Rungren, Dungen and film scores like Alain Goraguer’s Fantastic Planet. Burnell is a fan of unconventional music and has a soft spot for long prog jams, so you can expect to find a verse and chorus somewhere in there and of course many weird detours off the beaten path. Live, the band is filled out as a 5-piece consisting of Burnell, Maddie Felton, Jeff Bartels, Lochy Funston and Cameron Frew.
The album Cabin Vibes was recorded in various recording studios and houses over the course of a year. It was finished in a rented cabin over the course of a week - with the addition of the meta title track being written about finishing off the album. Most of the instruments were performed by Burnell or by the live band during studio sessions. Guests on the album include Maria Moles (Jaala) drumming on some of the songs and Snowy (The Ocean Party, No Local) lending his Saxophone playing to ‘The Fear Remains’. ‘Lord Knows Best’ is a cover of Dirty Beaches with Burnell putting his own spin on it and Maddie Felton singing the vocals. It was mixed, 50/50 by John Lee (Phaedra Studios) and James Cecil (Super Melody World), four songs each. Mastered by Joe Carra at Crystal Mastering.