DAEMON & AIRDRIE
Daemon & Airdrie are an electronic “ghost pop” duo from BC, Canada who combine intensely emotional, interweaving vocal lines with relaxed, minimal beats and sparse instrumentation to produce soundscapes that are as haunted as they are seductive.
Choosing to abandon laptop-based production, the duo create and perform their material using samplers, live instruments and an arsenal of vintage gear, analog tape effects, spring verbs and dusty old tubes. The result? A unique sound that bridges earth and wire - a place where electricity meets and dances with the naked, human body.
Daemon & Airdrie formed in the fall of 2016 when the two longtime collaborators, who have toured internationally together for the past 8 years with critically acclaimed Canadian folk trio Dirty Grace, decided to explore their inspiration to make ‘deeply fragile yet undeniably courageous’ electronic pop music. Inspired by musicians like Portishead, James Blake, Jamie Woon and Little Dragon, Daemon & Airdrie seek to bring not simply a human touch to the electronic world, but an unprecedented vulnerability and lyrical honesty about the uncontrollable chaos of authentic human relationship.
The Huffington Post called the duo’s first single, China Shop, “Musical foreplay,” going on to say, “there’s a wonderful and unique arcane energy to their sound that you don’t usually get in dream pop.” With their second single, Melt, out on California label GYPSYPOP RECORDS, Daemon & Airdrie have already begun creating a stir, performing just a handful of secret shows to local audiences who are hungry for more. With over a decade of performance experience playing festivals and touring in other acts, the duo will be wasting no time in bringing their new offering to stages all over the west coast of North America and beyond. Watch for their first string of tour dates in the summer of 2017.