Vancouver electro outfit Gang Signs have teamed with BEAT Magazine for an in-depth interview and a full stream of their upcoming full-length Geist, officially out October 2nd, 2015 on File Under: Music. Early tracks released from the record included the video for "Tonight" which was featured on PopMatters, a video for "Mate" premiered on Stereogum and a second track "SW" premiered on Noisey.
BEAT said of the debut Gang Signs record, "New ten track album Geist is a haunting record... they make synth fuelled, cinematic new/noir wave that will no doubt see them compared to Interpol, Ladytron and the xx."
With Geist, their first release, Gang Signs are ready to show the world the best way to exercise the demons is on the dance floor. The album is an exercise in cinematic new wave, taken as a whole each song builds and flows into the next, carried along by strong percussion, punctuated by melodies and almost spoken narration. Separated, the songs stand tall on their own, the sampled hand claps of "Mate" hold sway over guitar lines that build steady lines of subtle tension throughout.
Gang Signs is the latest project of creative workaholic Peter Ricq, also of the electronic music duo HUMANS. Together with drummer Adam Fink and keyboardist/vocalist Matea Sarenac, the trio creates music that dances between self-control and defiance, winning over fans in their hometown of Vancouver since their very first gigs. Gang Signs songs are musically conceived on guitar, written and demoed within four hours,” says Ricq. "They are purposefully written in a traditional verse, chorus, verse format, and to really make the cut they must make you want to move."
North American tour dates will be announced soon. Album art and tracklisting are below.