Memphis, TN post punk/minimal synth/electronic band Optic Sink have announced the release of their sophomore album ‘Glass Blocks‘, and have shared the record’s lead single “Modelesque“.
The follow-up to their 2020 s/t debut will be out on September 8 through Feel It Records. Pre-order your copy here.
Following the release of their recent EP on Spacecase Records, the trio of Natalie Hoffmann, Ben Bauermeister, and Keith Cooper ventured out to Lawrence, Kansas to record at the home studio of Caufield Schnug (Sweeping Promises). The resulting seven originals and a rendition of LiLiPUT’s “A Silver Key Can Open An Iron Lock, Somewhere” define Optic Sink and their remarkable style with a clarity and power seldom realized in a studio setting. Hoffmann and Bauermeister command the high end of the mix with a gamut of perfectly dialed synth and percussive tones while Cooper’s bass serves as rhythmic anchor.
There’s far more to dive into, whether it’s the cold, driving beat of “Modelesque” or the minimal, percussive brilliance heard on “Glass Blocks”. Perhaps the best part of the formula is the sheer amount of natural energy that gleams through the mix. Like a warm refraction of musical chemistry and originality, Optic Sink have struck gold with ‘Glass Blocks’.
Check out the album’s tracklist and watch the video for “Modelesque” below, directed by Noah Thomas Miller.
Optic Sink ‘Glass Blocks’ Tracklist:
- Live Illusion
- Summertime Rain
- Glass Blocks
- Nowhere Home
- A Face In the Crowd
- A Silver Key Can Open An Iron Lock, Somewhere
Optic Sink Upcoming Tour Dates
06 – ATLANTA, GA – TBD
07 – KNOXVILLE – THE PILOT LIGHT
08 – ASHEVILLE, NC – FLEETWOOD’S
09 – RALEIGH. NC – NEPTUNE’S PARLOUR
10- RICHMOND, VA – FUZZY CACTUS
11 -DC-SLASH / RUN
12 – KINGSTON, NY – TUBBYS
13 – BROOKLYN, NY – HART BAR (LATE)
14 – TBD
15 – TBD
16 – ROCHESTER, NY – TBD
18 – CLEVELAND – LITTLE ROSE TAVERN
19 – DETROIT – OUTER LIMITS LOUNGE
20 – CINCINNATI – THE NEST
21 – LOUISVILLE – KAIJU
Photo credit: Shawn Brackbill