The members of Brooklyn’s dreamy electro-pop trio Kordan met years ago through the rave and indie rock scenes of San Juan, Puerto Rico. After separate sojourns in different parts of the US, singer-guitarist Arthur, keyboardist Liz, and bassist Gabo reunited in New York City and formed a band to combine their post-punk and shoegaze inspirations into a new and futuristic vision.
Kordan opened for Cut Copy on the Australian group’s 2008 North American tour and released their demo recordings as an EP called Fantasy Nation in 2009. Enthusiastic reviews followed from the likes of Filter and Jezebel.
Now the group has made The Longing, their melancholy and magnificent full-length debut. The delicately layered album hit the street in October and has already been well-received by Iggy, Vice and some very on-point music blogs like Club Fonograma.
The Longing tells a story of star-crossed love in a burned-out and hologram-haunted Tokyo of the future. It’s ethereally pretty, slightly grimy, and it has a great, nocturnal heart. It’s destined for playlists and top ten lists of all kinds.
Since that release, the three have rocked CMJ, opened for The Drums, and remixed The Delta Mirror, among other coups. They were also recently invited by Filter to play the Culture Collide Festival in Los Angeles. Hopefully, the accolades and action keep coming because this band — and their exquisitely crafted LP — should not be slept on.
Watch Kordan perform The Longing‘s first single “Mirror” in this evocative video:
Photo Courtesy of Kordan