Multinational cybergrind group THOTCRIME are today premiering their new single and accompanying visualizer, Critical Codependence, via Brooklyn Vegan. Critical Codependence is the second single to be taken from THOTCRIME’s forthcoming sophomore album, D1G1T4L_DR1FT, and features guest vocals from diana starshine. D1G1T4L_DR1FT is due out on October 28 via Prosthetic Records.
LISTEN AND WATCH THE VISUALIZER FOR CRITICAL CODEPENDENCE VIA BROOKLYN VEGAN HERE.
Critical Codependence will be available on all streaming platforms on Friday (August 26).
Pre-order D1G1T4L_DRIFT here.
Speaking on the single release, Malady Jane (guitar) comments: "Outside of heavy music and harder genres of electronic music, we all share a love of various styles of pop music. Last year we experimented with writing a PC Music-style pop song, High On Data, and the positive reception to that made us eager to try that approach again and see if we could integrate it with our usual "cybergrind" sound. The frenetic energy and shifts in pacing help to convey the wide range of emotions that one experiences after a difficult breakup."
On the bands collaboration with diana starshine, Malady adds: "Collaborations have been an important part of this project since our very first record, and we had been eager to feature someone from the wider pop/electronica sphere for some time. Working with diana starshine seemed like an obvious choice - she's an admirer of the more pop-leaning production we've done and Hayley and I are big fans of her work. Projects like Digifae and solo tracks like "cantbreathe" have the same exciting, genre-pushing feel that early PC Music did, and I feel this track is a worthy addition to that canon."
THOTCRIME’s prolific output to date has seen the band generate a buzz in online music communities and garner praise from Bandcamp Daily in the publication’s profile on the burgeoning cybergrind movement at large. D1G1T14L_DR1FT, the follow up to 2020s ønyøurcømputer, sees THOTCRIME
continue to gleefully abandon genre convention in favour of boundless individuality and invention. Of the 13 tracks, THOTCRIME boast features from Carson Pace of The Callous Daoboys, Katie Davies of Pupil Slicer, Aki McCullough of Dreamwell and diana starshine.
Self-produced by the band before being mixed and mastered by the group's very own K. Salmon, the usual pitfalls and tribulations of getting a group of people into a room to write and record an album do not apply here. THOTCRIME’s approach to crafting D1G1T4L_DR1FT is an embrace of technological advances and DIY collaboration via Discord servers, instant messengers and online community - with collaboration already playing a large part in THOTCRIME’s growing discography thanks to remix releases of their debut album in its entirety and their 2021 Remixes effort. D1G1T4L_DR1FT is tied together aesthetically in arresting fashion thanks to digital artist Yam Lynn.
On their second long player THOTCRIME continue to shun all that is conventional whilst cohesively blending together disparate influences from 100 Gecs to The Locust, D1G1T4L_DR1FT finds the international act steadfastly embracing exultation and conquering all that stands in their way. Stop the doomscrolling, THOTCRIME are the perfect antidote.
Hayleyy Sparxx - Vocals
K. Salmon - Producer
Malady Jane - Guitar
Dot Homler - Drums