On September 5, Brooklyn-based duo Antarctigo Vespucci — featuring Chris Farren and Jeff Rosenstock — told their fans to send a message to [email protected]. Those who did immediately received a link to download “White Noise,” the first single from their new album Love in the Time of E-Mail. Shortly after, they shared the song on Bandcamp, which you can stream above.
"White Noise" combines a synthetic beat with catchy, confident lyrics like, "Can’t get you out of my head / I listen to white noise instead." Although Farren does most of the singing, Rosenstock makes an impact when he cuts in at the end. "When you really know me / And I mean really know me / Will you want to know me anymore?" The song has Weezer vibes (in the days before they were covering Toto) with a little bit of '80s flair. Clever title or not, that's enough to make Love In The Time of E-Mail an album to watch out for.
Farren and Rosenstock met when their bands Fake Problems and Bomb the Music Industry! toured in the late-2000s. When both bands ended around 2013, they decided to collaborate. Antarctigo Vespucci combines Rosenstock's DIY flair from his punk past and Farren's attentive lyricism. According to Bandcamp, they promise to expand their musical horizons with the album, as well as "unabashedly embrace all their poppiest instincts."
The duo recently signed to Polyvinyl Records and announced Love in the Time of E-Mail will be out on October 26. Our only question is which came first: the marketing scheme or the album title?
For more, check out Antarctigo Vespucci's Zumic artist page.