Indie88 Premiere: Rococode shares ‘Panic Attack’ EP

Vancouver based group could be the next great Canadian synth duo

Returning from an exhausting 18 months of touring their debut LP Guns, Sex & Glory back in 2012, Vancouver-based indie synth duo Rococode felt no reason to slow down. Instead, they got right back to work to produce their best tunes yet for their brand new EP, Panic Attack.

After working with Mother Mother’s Ryan Guldemond on their previous album (of which he produced), Laura Smith and Andrew Braun took note of their fellow Vancouverites’ boy/girl back-and-forth vocals. This gave them a solid basis of their indie rock sound; mixing that in with their already shimmering synth textures, and pristine drum sampling akin to that of heavyweight hip-hop artists.

To draw from the same vein as many of their notable influences, this time around Rococode recruited producers from other synth/electro duos Phantogram (Caleb Shreve) and Tegan and Sara (Ted Gowans). Holed up in a B.C. studio deep within the woods, the group were able to forge hits like the eponymous single “Panic Attack” as naturally as their surroundings.

Panic Attack is only four songs long (plus a remix), but is a precursor to the entire LP, slated to be released this Februrary. Check out these Vancouver rising stars, and be sure to catch them in town on their next tour run.