Digitalism Release First Track From
New Album, I Love You, Dude!
New Album I Love You, Dude Comes Out
June 21st via V2/Cooperative Music/Downtown
Download “2 Hearts,” the First Track From I Love You, Dude
Germany’s Digitalism is back in action, having announced the release of their first full-length since 2007’s Idealism. I Love You, Dude will see a release on June 21st via V2/Cooperative Music/Downtown, and the band has now shared the first track, “2 Hearts” “2 Hearts” is an arena-sized anthem propelled by the PA-crushing sonic pallet that Digitalism has come to be known for,
and has the immediacy of a new indie-disco favorite.
The band released the Blitz EP last year as a precursor to I Love You, Dude, to critical acclaim. Of Digitalism’s first album, Pitchfork described the Hamburg duo as “the artists probably most dedicated of all to the idea of merging rock and electronic dance music,” out of all their contemporaries aiming to get the indie rock kids on the dancefloor.
I Love You, Dude further serves their aim of getting everyone to dance with 10 tracks, each of which has their own vibrant identity. This is the sound of a band welding dancefloor pugilism onto crafted sonic sculpture. The band set the bar high for themselves, featuring tracks like “Forrest Gump,” co-written with Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas, “Circles,” with its Who-ish keyboard and apparently existential lyrics, and standout track “2 Hearts.”
Music lovers from an early age, Jens Moelle and Ismail ‘Isi’ Tuefekci worked in music before they were propelled into the limelight. They came together when Jens, working afternoons in Hamburg’s Underground Solution record shop, became friends with Isi, who worked at a vinyl distributor. The two quickly bonded over their love of vinyl and became a DJ tag team. Soon they’d honed a live show that became hugely in demand and took them all over the world, with firing tunes such as “Jupiter Room” and “Pogo” backing up the hype alongside remixes for Depeche Mode and Daft Punk.
US tour dates are on the horizon….
I Love You, Dude Tracklisting