XENO & OAKLANDER BRING PSYCHEDELIA TO THE CELESTIAL WITH VIDEO FOR “INSOMNIA”

XENO & OAKLANDER BRING PSYCHEDELIA TO THE CELESTIAL WITH VIDEO FOR “INSOMNIA” The song appears on the Hypnos LP, out today from Dais Records. // Catch Xeno & Oaklander on tour this April and May.

“Xeno and Oaklander, New York’s proclaimed ‘electro-minimalists’ are really quite maximal in terms of musical magnificence.” – Flaunt
 
 
Electronic duo Xeno & Oaklander are most comfortable in the indecipherable and indescribable. With a curious video for the sultry dance track “Insomnia,” which was directed and edited by vocalist Liz Wendelbo, Xeno & Oaklander tread deeper into the unknown. “Insomnia” is the second single from the twosome’s sixth album Hypnos, out today from Dais Records
 
Watch Xeno & Oaklander’s journey into the supernatural realm via Self-Titled Magazine (or directly on YouTube).
 
“Between waking and dreaming, ‘Insomnia’ explores that very moment when the mind slips into the surreal,” Wendelbo says of the song’s inspiration. “In this sci-fi inspired video, we see Xeno of Xeno & Oaklander roam around the grounds of an abandoned mansion by the sea. Using a dead tree branch as a shamanistic communication device she is summoned into outer space by alien life-forms in the shape of vintage perfume bottles.”
 
Hypnos, yet another triumph in Xeno & Oaklander’s catalog of melodic minimalism, is as infectious as it is evocative. Blurring the lines between ‘60s French Pop, ‘80s new wave and contemporary modular synth pop, Hypnos unfolds as a dreamlike journey through dense harmonies and complex polyphonic compositions. Anchored by vocalist Liz Wendelbo’s whispy soprano and pictoral lyrics, Hypnos is a feat in both world building and melody making.
 
Catch Xeno & Oaklander live along the U.S. and Europe this Spring — tour dates are below.  
 
Hypnos — Track Listing: 
1. Fire And Smoke
2. Hypnos
3. Angélique
4. Insomnia
5. The Light, The Whisper
6. Altamira 
7. A World Without Sun
8. Athena
 
Xeno & Oaklander — On Tour: 
April 1  Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia, PA +  *
April 4  Elsewhere Zone One, Brooklyn, NY + 
April 5  La Sala Rossa, Montreal, QC ^ 
April 6  Le Pantoum, Quebec, QC 
April 7  The Garrison, Toronto, ON +
April 9  UFO Factory, Detroit, MI +
April 10  Mahall’s, Cleveland, OH +
April 11  The Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL %
April 12  Rozz-Tox, Rock Island, IL +  
April 13  Nomad World Pub, Minneapolis, MN 
April 15  East Room, Nashville, TN +
April 16  Ace Of Cups, Columbus, OH + 
April 24  Charlie’s American Café, Norfolk, VA  
April 26  Las Rosas, Miami, FL  
April 29  529, Atlanta, GA +
April 30  Santos, New Orleans, LA +
May 2  Regal Room, Dallas, TX + 
May 3  Mohawk, Austin, TX +
May 4  Love Buzz, El Paso, TX +
May 8  The Rebel Lounge, Phoenix, AZ +
May 9  Club Congress, Tucson, AZ +
May 11  The Casbah, San Diego, CA
May 12  The Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA
May 16  BE Bruxelles Le Brass *
May 17  DE Lohr Umsont Und Drinnen *
May 18  FR Lille La Malterie *
May 19  UK Bristol The Crofters Rights *
May 21  UK London Moth Club *
May 24  FR Nantes WNWH fest 
May 25  FR Paris Petit Bain *   ^ 
May 26  BE Antwerp De Kleine Hedonist
May 29  SE Stockholm Slakthuset *
May 31  DK Copenhagen Stengade *
June 1  DE Berlin Urban Spree *
June 5  HUN Budapest Dürer Kert 
June 7  PL Krakow Green ZOO
June 8  CZ Prague Altenburg 1964 *
 
+ Plastic Ivy
* Void Vision
^ Automelodi
% Odonis Odonis

Artist photo by: Albrecht Fuchs

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