DYNAMIC ELECTRO-INDIE ROCK FROM SAN DIEGO, CA
Headphone is a colorful three-piece alt-electro indie rock group from San Diego. They emphasize sonically pleasing, powerful soundscapes. The band consists of Morgan McRae on lead synth and vocals, Philip Cullin on drums and Darren Goldberg on live and synthesized bass. Their style ranges from upbeat, bubbly danceable pop, to heavy, pocketed all-out rock, to swimming, ethereal, melodic anthems.
Headphone is still a relatively young band, and it takes some effort to seek its music out on YouTube or Google, but you wouldn’t know that from the sound of Frames of Light (self-released, 2018), the trio’s latest EP. Built on a bedrock of synth, keyboard, drums and bass, the three-man band puts out funky tracks reminiscent of ’80s synth-pop groups like Yaz, Pet Shop Boys and The Human League. A 2018 video of the new EP’s title track, recorded live at Foxhole Studios in Headphone’s hometown of San Diego, captures that vibe perfectly in black and white. Lines like “You’re peering through our walls / Yeah, you shot right through my thick skin / and now we’re shuttering our windows” are worth listening for, too. -Lex Nelson, Boise Weekly
COME HERE FLOYD
Colorful? That’s HEADPHONE. The trio of indie-rock, from San Diego makes it almost impossible not to dig them when they display such brash and charming rockin’ out songs like ‘Boomerang’.
Consisting of Morgan McRae, Philip Cullin, and Darren Goldberg, the band emphasizes: pleasure (via sonic waves), hunger (for those tasty hooks), and excitement (so that their audience members are jumping an hollaring like loonie-toons at shows).
Grand sh*t, right??
We think so.
‘Boomerang’ is that LCD Soundsystem – that Hotchip hysterics – that David Byrne. The danceable oddity exudes support for your ‘nerdy’ side of things, and always kicks your inner demons to the side, while HEADPHONE, exorcises you with love and tender care.
With jaunting pace and energy, that is.
Get in the car with HEADPHONE.
You won’t want to wear your seatbelt, for it’s for the thrill of it all.