Since forming in 2010, SF-based synthpop duo Seatraffic has slowly built their catalog, releasing a single for their track “Speed Limits” last August, followed by their eponymous debut EP in November. Comprised of Mark Zannad (vocals, synths) and Brandon Harrison (drums), the band steps outside of the usual synthpop parameters, delving into a shoegazy, spaced-out sound that they, at least in part, attribute to looking to the City’s “richness and dynamic culture as a muse.”
Up next for Zannad and Harrison is their forthcoming two-song Crimes 7″, set for release on August 1st. The title track is a dreamy number, paced by a heavy drumbeat and saturated in synths reminiscent of Alphaville and capable of transporting the listener to another time and place. Check it out below, premiering exclusively here on The Bay Bridged:
The new EP was recorded at SF’s Mission Street Recording studio and will be available on limited edition vinyl as well as digitally. The band will celebrate the release of Crimes with a show at Project One on August 1st.
Keep up with the band on their website, and check out the Crimes cover art after the jump.