Eight and a Half announced its self-titled debut album will be released on February 7, 2012.
Consisting of Broken Social Scene’s Justin Peroff, The Stills’ Liam O’Neil and Dave Hamelin, Eight and a Half combines electronic structures and scintillating keyboards with visceral, harmony-laden vocals.
Tracklisting and artwork (left):
When I Was Twenty Nine
The Turn Around
Took A Train To India
Walked Into Diazepene
Oh, My Head
Eight and a Half are the most recent signing to Arts & Crafts roster. The band consists of Justin Peroff (from Broken Social Scene) and ex-The Stills Dave Hamelin and Liam O’Neil. Eight and a Half is synth heavy with a dark, moody yet beautiful sound on their first track, “Scissors”. They have also already received coverage from from Spin, Prefix and Consequence Of Sound and this was all prior to the single even being officially announced by the band.
Eight and a Half is offering “Scissors” for free download on SoundCloud and Eight-and-a-Half.com. A remix of the “Scissors” from L.A. based remixer TOKiMONSTA on Soundcloud and available for download exclusively from RCRD LBL right now.
The band’s debut full-length album is expected to be released through Arts & Crafts in early 2012.