ROOSEVELT SHARES “COLOURS” REMIX BY TYLER POPE (LCD SOUNDSYSTEM):
North American Tour Launches With Sold-Out Shows In Los Angeles, San Francisco, & New York
Critically Acclaimed Debut Album Out Now on City Slang / Greco-Roman
“A cocktail of disco, French touch, Ibiza house, yacht rock, and electropop that evokes some crowded Tiki-torch dancefloor lost on the Mediterranean coast.” –Pitchfork
“Electro pop of heart-tugging force” – The Sunday Times
“Roosevelt, could well follow Daft Punk to a mainstream pop crossover. This debut album has a slick sonic design and retro flavour akin to Random Access Memories, but rather than the 70s, he’s gazing fondly back at the early rave era” – The Independent
Marius Lauber AKA Roosevelt recently released his self-titled debut album to worldwide critical acclaim, including praise from Pitchfork, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, The Independent, NPR Music, among many others, and just kicked off a North American tour with sold-out shows at LA’s The Echo and San Francisco’s The Chapel. Other upcoming dates include Seattle, Chicago, Toronto, Boston, a sold-out show at NYC’s Mercury Lounge (9/27) and a soon-to-sell-out show at Rough Trade (9/28), and more- see below for a full schedule. Today, Roosevelt shares a new remix of the single “Colours” by Tyler Pope of LCD Soundsystem. Pope says: “I really liked the melodic sensibility of the original track so it was easy for me to remix. I imagined my remix to be a combination of the pop disco that was already there mixed with techno.” Listen here: (LINK)
At radio the record has been making waves at both college and AAA formats in the US, garnering airplay at great stations, like KCRW, KEXP, WXRT, and WFUV, and hitting the Top 5 of CMJ’s RPM/Electronic chart and hitting #33 on CMJ’s Top 200 (overall airplay) Chart. Here’s what press is saying about ‘Roosevelt’:
USA NEW YORK
USA WASHINGTON D.C.
BOOT & SADDLE
UEBEL & GEFAEHRLICH
NEW FALL FESTIVAL
THE GREEN DOOR STORE
BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB
NIGHT & DAY
Written, recorded and produced by Lauber over a period of two years, ‘Roosevelt’ the album is a pillow-soft hallucinatory dreamscape of nocturnal reveries and a lilting sense of melancholia, where sounds build and swell like waves. ‘Roosevelt’ showcases Lauber as a fully developed recording artist, with an instinctive synthesis of different soundscapes. This is a record with a deep affinity to the dance music world unified with sophisticated, classic song structures. His signature hazy sound is still present and correct – but this time it’s honed, crafted and less loop based.
Influences span continents and decades – from a pinch of French electro pop, a smattering of LA yacht rock, the hypnotic repetition of German pioneers like Ash Ra Tempel/Manuel Göttsching, and Neu!, to classic floor-friendly 80s pop from Chic, Talk Talk, and New Order. Nu school figureheads like Floating Points, Todd Terje and Metro Area are also partially audible – all weaved into his own unique sonic tapestry.
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