Wish I May, Wish I Might: L.A.’s Dark Electronic Duo Ultra Violent Rays Announce Release of New Single “Wish”
“UVR inhabit a moody space between deep, dark indie pop and slow-burning electronica.”
(Los Angeles, CA) – May 2015
The Musebox today announced that dark and dreamy duo Ultra Violent Rays will digitally release their next single, “Wish,” on May 26. Music blog Surviving the Golden Age credits Ultra Violent Rays with “creating sinister sounding pop,” the kind that references Siouxsie and the Banshees, Joy Division, and Portishead. The dark and dreamy duo of Cooper Gillespie (vocals and bass) and Greg Gordon (drums and sequences) specialize in “spaced-out, shimmering, hypnotic soundscapes.” More information on Ultra Violent Rays is available on the band’s official site.
According to Source Weekly, “Think a modern-day bundle of Siouxsie and the Banshees, Joy Division and Portishead. Female fronted, spacey sounding electro pop that’s dark, sexy and danceable? Yes, please! Our indie rock wishes have been granted. “ The release of “Wish” comes on the heels of Ultra Violent Rays’ recent tour of the West Coast.
Hear Ultra Violent Rays’ New Single “WISH”
According to their website, Ultra Violent Rays describe their sound in a way that is representative of the band’s creativity and ability to intrigue audiences:
“Imagine Philip K. Dick howling at a pale and dangerous moon while Siouxsie Sioux does a rain dance around him. Instead of rain, rainbow-colored fire falls from the sky, consuming everything, and leaving only a net of blue, grey regret. Though we live in the cosmic dark, our live show is a gigantic psychedelic wave of color, light, and sound.”
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