New York duo Light Asylum will release their self-titled debut album in May.

The duo of Shannon Funchess and Bruno Coviello have been picking up hype for the best part of a year and a half, Funchess collaborating with Teengirl Fantasy on their breathtaking 2010 single ‘Dancing in Slow Motion’, while also working with Telepathe, Ford & Lopatin, TV on the Radio and more.

If the press release for Light Asylum is anything to go by, the album will take cues from the bad intentions of recent single ‘Skull Fuct’ – it’s described as “an uncompromising, rugged mixture of coldwave, EBM and electro-industrial structured through pop of the toughest sensibilities … part introverted, aggressive vehicles, part bright, jubilant fanfares – passages of carefully devised harmony and melody bloom between stabs of driving keyboards and drum machines.”

Mexican Summer will release Light Asylum on May 1; you can stream the first single from it, ‘Shallow Tears’ b/w ‘Genesis’, below.

01. Hour Fortress
02. Pope Will Roll
03. IPC
04. Heart of Dust
05. Sins of the Flesh
06. Angel Tongue
07. Shallow Tears
08. At Will
09. End of Days
10. A Certain Person



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