Globally renowned, live-electronic trio Rüfüs Du Sol has released their third full-length LP, 'Solace' from their newly-launched Rose Avenue imprint and Reprise Records today.
Equal parts rock n'roll temperament and ethereal electronic soundscape, the album shepherds the band into a new realm of sonic exploration. They haven't lost the anthemic qualities that propelled them to become one of electronic music's juggernauts, but from the outset, 'Solace' is their darkest and most introspective work to date.
The release comes as the band embarks on a US tour that includes sold-out shows at LA's Shrine Expo Hall and New York's Terminal 5, as well as a Halloween performance at San Diego's Valley View Casino Center. They'll also stop by Emo's in Austin, The Van Buren in Phoenix, and The Fillmore in Denver, and Voodoo Music & Arts Experience in New Orlean's before heading to Europe, Australia, and Mexico.
Official video for 'No Place'
Tyrone Lyndvist's cry for help on 'Underwater' is visceral, but its urgency will still make packed crowds dance:
Help me out before I die
Save me now before I give up
Help me out before I drown
'Cause I just need some some space
It's this duality that makes this record so fascinating and captivating. Rüfüs Du Sol has managed to make an album full of kinetic energy and dance floor appeal, and packed it full of pain.
A sense of place has always been a crux of the Rüfüs Du Sol songwriting process. Their debut album was recorded on Australia's idyllic east coast, and their sophomore 'Bloom' was produced in Berlin. These environments imbue each record with a certain flavor, and 'Solace,' written and recorded in Venice, California, is no different. But it was not Hollywood glitz that manifested itself into 'Solace,' but rather the darker underbelly of Los Angeles and the barren-but-beautiful spaces of the desert.
'Solace' features a singular fusion of analogue sound design and emotional songwriting that has earned early support from industry titans like Pete Tong and Zane Lowe. In September, they were named Mixmag's "Cover Stars" and recently performed on KCRW's Morning Become Eclectic: