Meltybrains? is an Irish experimental quintet that immerses listeners in an aural hot spring of synthesized and analog movements.
According to indie record label Matador‘s blog (Matablog), Paul Banks of Interpol is set to release Julian Plenti Lives …, a five-track solo EP, on June 12. Interestingly enough, Julian will precede the debut of Banks’ full-length LP in the fall.
The EP — which features covers of J Dilla, Frank Sinatra, and Harold Faltermeyer songs — will be available everywhere digitally, with 2,300 vinyl and 1,500 CD limited-edition copies made available worldwide. Proud collectors can pre-order physical copies here.
The EP’s focal track is titled, “Summertime is Coming” — which, adjectivally, is described by Matablog as “brooding.” The remaining track will be an all-instrumental piece.
Fun fact: Harold Faltermeyer is the German composer responsible for some of the 1980s’ most iconic synthpop-laden scores and soundtracks, including Beverly Hills Cop, Top Gun, and my personal favorite, The Running Man. How cool is that?