Electro Noire Pop band no:carrier will release a free four track cover song EP, “Ghosts Of The West Coast” in spring. The EP will be available for free digitally and as special CD edition. The band is also working on a new album to be released later in 2015.
After a full year with new productions, some great references like the soundtrack for the acclaimed iPad game “Alien Tribe 2″ and the release of no:carrier’s successful album “Wisdom & Failure” we finally compiled a new Sound Showcase for you. Listen to the latest songs, soundtracks and cues here.
A CD edition will be available in two weeks.
On their tour of California and Nevada no:carrier also played at the legendary Viper Room in Los Angeles/West Hollywood. Now there are two live videos from that show: On is the original “Let Me Walk Alone” from their album “Wisdom & Failure”, the other one a cover version of Kraftwerk’s “The Robots” sung in German and English. Check them out:
Finally the three songs from the acclaimed iPad game “Alien Tribe 2″ are now available for download at iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, CDBaby and other retailers. In the game a universe sandbox meets real-time strategy and a pinch of tower defense and Master of Orion. Depicted in the haunting Title Theme and the two in-game songs for the outer galaxy where danger lurks and the home galaxy with a more soothing, relaxing song.
With the new album “Wisdom & Failure” coming out soon, no:carrier will hit US roads for the first time to play five shows in California and Nevada. Here are the dates, most of them are with free admission
• April 21st, 7:00 pm – SAN RAFAEL, CA – Blue Moon Comics, 1560 4th St. – free admission
• April 29th, 9:30 pm – LOS ANGELES/WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – The Viper Room, 8852 West Sunset Blvd.
Album Release Party with special guest: cover designer Cassidy Bliss Cooper
• May 2nd, 9:00 pm – LAS VEGAS, NV – First Friday, Hub Stage, Casino Center Blvd. – free admission
• May 4th, 6:00 pm – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – BrainWash, 1122 Folsom St. – free admission
• May 5th, 7:00 pm – SAUSALITO, CA – Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr. – free admission
Special guest: Lauralee Brown
The upcoming album “Wisdom & Failure” – release date April 29th (May 2nd for Germany) – is now available as a digital pre-order on the band’s Bandcamp page. If you pre-order it you can already download four songs from the album, including a new one, “Let Me Walk Alone”. “We’re really excited to get the new songs out, as they’re really special to us, and we hope you’ll like them,” says the band.
Listen and get the album here!
Released on February 24th, 2014, the “Confession EP” brings three new songs that show the bands’ variety. The title song “Confession“ deals with a confession without regret or remorse: „I know what I have done wrong, but can’t regret it or beg for forgiveness,” says Chris Wirsig while singer Cynthia Wechselberger adds: “You confess your faults and then leave – as you know that you can’t stay after this confession.” Stylistically “Confession” dwells in the field of Synthpop/Electropop, the second new song “Hero To A Fool” surprises with acoustic elements – from tuba to clarinette – but still is electronic. “The lyrics are socio-critical. Sadly we are really living in a time where the dumbest man can look like a hero to a fool, as it is said in the song,” says Chris. “A Bright Room” is the most experimental song of the three new works. Feverish surrealistic lyrics just like from a dream (or nightmare), angelic choirs, deep bass. A perfect soundtrack for the next dark mystery thriller…
“Born on a Sunday, destined to fall prey.” This line summarizes the life and destiny of Lady Jane Grey, Queen of England for just nine days. She’s the subject of our new single “The Nine Days’ Queen” that is available digitally now – released (of course) on Sunday, December 8 – at iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and others.
A tragic life story woven into a captivating song: “The Nine Days’ Queen” tells the story of Lady Jane Grey who was born into tumultuous, dark times, became the Queen of England for nine days before being dethroned by the real successor of King Edward VI. After several legal struggles Lady Jane Grey was beheaded on February 12, 1554. Musically no:carrier’s trademark dark Electro Noire Pop (already compared to the likes of Kirlian Camera, Dead Can Dance, and as „Portishead meets Depeche Mode“) mingles with medieval instruments and a small orchestra to form a captivating blend of electronic sounds, beats and instruments, with Cynthia’s great voice above all.
After completely re-mixing the new songs the release schedule for new music from no:carrier is finalized. The band will release a digital only single and an EP leading up to the new album “Wisdom & Failure” that will be released in May 2014. “It’s a tight schedule, but we’re happy to finally get the new songs out to our fans and see how they will like what we did this time”, says Chris Wirsig, main songwriter and producer of the Electropop duo.
The planned releases are as follows:
“The Nine Days’ Queen” – December 8, 2013 – single release on iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and others
“Confession” – February 2014 – ep release as CD and on iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and others
“Wisdom & Failure” – May 2014 – album release as CD and on iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and others
The album will be released as a CD in North America and Europe inlcuding marketing and PR campaigns, and the band will support the release with several live dates.
We’re currently working on the final version of the upcoming no:carrier single “The Nine Days’ Queen” that deals with the tragic life of Lady Jane Grey, who reigned England for nine days. The music combines medieval and acoustic instruments and sounds with harsher electronics and synthesizers. And of course features Cynthia Wechselberger’s outstanding voice.