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- Posted on Dec 10th 2009 1:30PM by Jenny Charlesworth
Hailed by the Guardian as the next Hercules & Love Affair, Dandilion Wind Opaine and Marta Jacuibek have been driving synth-pop devotees wild with their spooky, noir-tinged numbers since bursting onto the scene in 2008 with single 'Veronica's Veil' on Erol Alkan's Phantasy label.
With the recent release of videos for tracks 'Reunited' and 'Cannibal' off the forthcoming EP -- demonstrating Fan Death's infectious blend of Depeche Mode and Human League combined with symphonic arrangements -- the countdown is on for the highly-anticipated disc.
Spinner caught up with Opaine to get her reaction to joining forces with the prominent Toronto label, which has also worked with notable Canadian acts like Metric, Death From Above 1979, MSTRKRFT and Crystal Castles.
"[We're] very pleased to finally release a collection of songs and to have worked with genius arranger Leo Chadburn [aka Simon Bookish] in creating amazing string recordings alongside my longtime collaborator Szam Findlay, who produced it all," Opaine tells Spinner. "It was also awesome to have had Eric Broucek mix it in Brooklyn, as his work with DFA Records has been an inspiration."
The raven-haired singer also noted, in a nod to Fan Death's new label as well as Phantasy, "I'm grateful to have found record labels that are willing to trust me in this day and age."