We get a lot of anonymous submissions in the
TiM inbox, and late last summer we received one name-checking La
Dusseldorf, Mayo Thompson, and John Hughes soundtracks. It piqued our
interest and when you take a listen youâ€™ll understand why. Hailing from
London, England, 31Ã˜8 (aka Tyler Zypreksa) has been crafting shiny pop
gems all by his lonesome, building up an impressive backlog of tunes
that hit all the sweet spots from O.M.D. to La Dusseldorf, to Trio &
the pining ennui of the teenage angst-anthems littering your â€˜Pretty In
Pinkâ€™ & â€˜Breakfast Clubâ€™ soundtracks.
influences may lie in the discarded neon bones of the Eighties &
Nineties thereâ€™s an infectious spark of melodic tune-smithing permeating
the albumâ€™s ten tunes. Zypreska clearly knows his way around a pop hook
& each one sinks itâ€™s talons in a lilâ€™ deeper with each listen. The
candy-coated earworms of songs like â€œGo To Hellâ€ or â€œNeon Crushâ€ with
their manic, synth-soaked throb butt up against the yearning sincerity
of â€œSilent Runningâ€ or â€œDonâ€™t Startâ€ (which owe equal debts to the
balladry of both the Psychedelic Furs and The Shangri-Las) and collapse
in a heap of teenage tears and unanswered emails.
Matt Rendon, Doug Tuttle, Jacco Gardner & Morgan Delt -
a.k.a. the â€œman alone in a studioâ€. The unfiltered vision of what comes
from an artist recording in seclusion is something we here at TiM have a
keen interest in & we feel that more often than not it conjures up a
razor-sharp musical focus & giddy freedom when unencumbered by that
pesky word â€œcompromiseâ€. 31Ã˜8 is here to stay & weâ€™re ecstatic to
make your introductions.
The LP edition of â€œ31Ã˜8â€ is pressed onto 150gm vinyl & includes a
RIYL: The Soft Moon, La Dusseldorf, Trio, OMD, Nedâ€™s Atomic Dustbin, Soft Cell, Wild Nothing"Â Â Â Â Â - TROUBLE IN MIND RECORDS
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 14 May, 2014.