Coromandelles aren’t concerned with following a path. Fronted by Tijuana Panthers’ Dan Michicoff, the project has moved from his Los Angeles apartment to recording in Seattle with Joe Plummer (The Shins, Modest Mouse), who also plays drums on the record. The sessions were casual, with the band indulging in wine and figure drawing lessons while in studio. This laid-back approach resulted in Coromandelles’ debut album, Late Bloomers’ Bloomers, out October 20th via Porch Party Records/Burger Records. Before the album’s release, “The Project” has been premiered as a new single.
“‘The Project’ is the pursuit of relationships and the rejector flattering themselves as victors,” Michicoff tells Consequence of Sound. “They want to be the whimsical one. No one loves you until everyone loves you. There is another planet on the other side of the street.”
Though the band opted for a leisurely pace with the recording, the song itself is loaded with energy. Opening with rumbling bass tones and skittering drums, the song quickly falls into a hypnotic groove. Guitar riffs flash across the scene while Michioff’s high vocals sound like a distant daydream. It’s power-pop with punk rock attitude, firmly planted in both worlds.
Listen in below.