Los Angeles-based band Bizou will release their debut full-length album ‘Tragic Lover’ (pre-order) on June 4. The album follows up the band’s acclaimed EP ‘stilllifeburning’ which was released last year. Along with the LP announcement, the band have shared the official video for album’s title track. You can watch the video clip, which was collaboratively directed by Bizou, Thomas Nelson and Brandon Pierce, via YouTube below.
Tragic Lover is also available via all streaming platforms now.
Bizou features current and former members of Light FM, The Smashing Pumpkins, Wax Idols and Glaare. Combining propulsive darkwave rhythms, shifting synth scales, haunting vocals and a wall of shivering shoegaze guitars, Bizou craft a sound entirely their own. Formed in 2017, Bizou have shared stages with Drab Majesty, Ötzi, Hunny, and many others — spinning their gossamer web of dark and bright sonic waves around goth and pop fans alike.
Following the release of their self-titled 2018 EP, Bizou joined SF cold-wavers Topographies on a Southwestern tour culminating in a showcase at Elysium / SXSW. Upon return the band retreated to guitarist/producer Josiah Mazzaschi’s beloved Cave Studio to write and record their second EP, ‘stillifeburning’ — both a tonal departure from the first and a decidedly saturnine downshift in mood.
Following the release of ‘stillifeburning,’ the band set to work on a third EP – which with the propellant of early lockdown mania, quickly spiraled into a debut full-length record. The eponymous single, Tragic Lover, stacks pop effervescence against a building sense of dread, concluding in a shudder of rhythmic menace. The album ‘Tragic Lover,’ recorded and mixed at Cave Studio LA, and mastered by Simon Scott (Slowdive).
‘Tragic Lover’ track list
1. Days of Honey
2. Tragic Lover
5. Glass Lips
6. Doing The Under
7. Wanted Not Wanted
8. Orphan Lights