The Montreal duo's first album, Demain Est Une Autre Nuit, will come out in February.
Davidson and Guerineau started working together as Essaie Pas in 2010, and they've dropped a handful of EPs, mostly self-released or via small labels. Their first album comes via DFA, which is their biggest platform yet. Davidson is a prolific artist known for her darkwave-tinted synth music, while Guerineau is an engineer and producer who has worked with the likes of Dirty Beaches and Femminielli.
Work on Demain Est Une Autre Nuit started when the duo came back home to Montreal from a European tour and found that they had been evicted from their studio and apartment. Unable to find another place, they settled on a practice space whose many corridors and big empty rooms inspired Davidson and Guerineau.
This environment influenced our music," Guerineau explains. "The sounds are more clear and open, the production has more depth, on a full frequency range."
The label says that the LP was influenced by EBM, disco, techno and film soundtracks, with "sensually-delivered lyrics exploring the themes of fantasies, obsessions, and the feeling of 'the void.'"
"The title comes from a joke we made when going to bed one morning, talking about our plans for the next evening," says Guerineau. "Night is a place of freedom, a place where fantasies and obsessions are not tied by moral constraints. It's also a time where the feeling of loneliness is stronger and when emotions and memories arise, whether you are facing it or running away from it. I think the tension and sense of urgency on the record comes from that dichotomy."
Watch the video for lead track "Le Port Du Masque Est De Rigueur" below.
A1 Demain Est Une Autre Nuit
A2 Dépassée Par Le Fantasme
A4 Carcajou 3
B1 Le Port Du Masque Est De Rigueur
B2 Facing The Music
B3 Lights Out
B4 La Chute
DFA will release Demain Est Une Autre Nuit on February 19th, 2016.