Since the release of their City Vs Country EP in March, Mobius Band has garnered high praise from the likes of Pitchfork and Entertainment Weekly, drawing positive comparisons to other bands who infuse electronic elements into their songwriting, such as The Postal Service and Broadcast. For Mobius Band, it is exciting but surreal to be considered members of the electronic indie pop "scene" when the songs on their debut LP, The Loving Sounds of Static, were written in the basement of their isolated split-level at the end of a long dirt road in Shutesbury, Massachusetts (population 1,800).
But after three years of wood-shedding in the pine forests, electronic rock trio Mobius Band is trading up. Ben Sterling and Peter Sax have migrated to Brooklyn to "alleviate the boredom" - a move that has also lent a confident sheen to their modern backwoods aesthetic. Accordingly, with the aid of engineer Peter Katis (Interpol), The Loving Sounds of Static presents ten of the most sincere and memorable songs in recent memory. Is it electro-pop fortified by expansive guitars and Noam Schatz's hard-hitting live drums? Or is it rock augmented by striking electronic textures? Either way, between the whimsical buoyancy of "Twilight," the rocked-out, Mick-Jagger-death-sequence of "Radio Coup" and the title track's driving urgency, this is the rare sort of record that aggressively cross-pollinates genre and idea into a seamless new model.
Ben Sterling - vocals, guitar, synthesizer, electronics Peter Sax - vocals, bass, synthesizer, electronics Noam Schatz - live and electronic drums