Windsor duo The Bishop Boys confess that their new tune Darkish Days and its accompanying Wes Anderson-style music video have been impressed by the realities of a COVID-19 world.
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“Stay-streamed and lonely — Oh, it’s one thing to see; Coronary heart-eyed smiles via pc screens,” sing The Bishop Boys of their wistful new single, Darkish Days.
The younger Windsor indie-rock duo — comprised of Austin Di Pietro and Andrew Adoranti — absolutely confess that the tune and its accompanying music video have been impressed by the realities of life beneath the shadow of COVID-19.
“How a lot the pandemic has affected the world is de facto profound,” says Adoranti, 23. “So speaking about it musically is a pure alternative.”
Di Pietro, 24, agrees. “I believe the tune is unquestionably hopeful. That’s what we actually needed to get throughout.”
“The tune is named Darkish Days, which could give a dark vibe. However it’s about popping out of these darkish days as higher individuals.”
The duo use an eclectic (maybe eccentric) assortment of devices to file their music, together with a Danelectro guitar, a melodica, string devices, brass devices — and even a keytar.
“I discovered it on Fb Market,” stated Di Pietro in regards to the shoulder-slung synthesizer of the Eighties. “I play trumpet as my major instrument, really.”
However the tune’s type, and The Bishop Boys’ influences, lie in indie rock reminiscent of Wilco and traditional people rock like Bob Dylan and The Band.
“We’ve been writing songs collectively since we have been in highschool,” Di Pietro explains.
The duo met in band class and bonded over their shared musical tastes — which they credit score to the file collections of their mother and father and grandparents.
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Darkish Days shall be out there on most streaming companies (Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Prime, and so forth.) on Friday, launched beneath Michael Hargreaves’ Soul Metropolis Music Co-op.
The music video might be seen now on YouTube — stuffed with pictures of The Bishop Boys at acquainted Windsor-Essex places, rigorously captured final November and December through a drone digicam operated by their pal and guitarist John Kosty.
And if you happen to discover a definite Wes Anderson vibe within the visuals, there’s cause: “By this pandemic, we’ve watched fairly a number of Wes Anderson motion pictures,” Di Pietro stated.
“Grand Budapest Lodge, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. There’s such lovely cinematography in these motion pictures, and we needed to point out that Windsor-Essex additionally has that magnificence. Yow will discover it if you happen to go searching for it.”
Di Pietro and Adoranti are actually engaged on their first full-length album, which they’re hoping shall be prepared for launch later this yr.