This marks the first release since 2010’s Milky Way, a home recorded lo-fi collection of melodramatic pop hits, which garnered an international cult following. The viral success of his single and music video Apache also earned Danger Beach a nomination for the 2012 Vimeo Music Video Awards.
Pacific has expanded upon the melodic and humble beginnings of Milky Way, broadening in scope and sound to create a fully realised album. Self produced and recorded in his Canberra home, Pacific balances between a duality of light and dark. Post-punk tracks like “Black Rain” “Neon” and “Dark Blue” channel the darker atmosphere and aesthetics of the neon soaked American crime sagas of the 80’s and 90’s, such as Michael Mann’s Heat, Brian De Palma’s Scarface, Ridley Scott’s Black Rain, and Tony Scott’s True Romance. The sun-soaked pop of tracks like “TV Glow” and “Idle Hands” recall the hazy summer vibes of Milky Way, with a more traditional pop song approach.
The album includes 12 new tracks featuring guest vocal appearances from Dream Damage artists including Assassins 88, TV Colours, and introduces new artists The Creamers, Carey Paterson and Chris Hearn.