CMU Approved

Approved: ERAAS – Fang

By | Published on Thursday 12 July 2012


ERAAS is the new name taken by Brooklyn-based Robert Toher and Austin Staiar, who apparently cast off their first alias – that of ‘shamanic’ New Englanders Apse – to tred darker sonic paths (or something like that).

Now signed to nascent label Felte for the release of a self-titled new LP, due on 1 Oct, the band’s new single ‘Fang’ is certainly dark, if essentially just a noirish take on that minimalist pop trope attributed to artists like Julia Holter, Nite Jewel or Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland of Hype Williams.

It leeches an inky tint from its backdrop of mechanized rhythms, and its featherlight feminine vox weighted with foreboding by a bassline that circles like a coiled rope.

Hear ‘Fang’ here: