Fading Collection returns with new EP Attakk
Fading Collection's sound follows the trip-hop meld of the diva and the digital, with touches of Goldfrapp and the dynamic restlessness
of DJ Shadow and Lamb. But those are barely starting points. What they do isn't so easily categorized, with songs that alternate between
moody ups and ecstatic downs, slippery and ephemeral, spicy and cool, alive with the crackling charge generated by a pair of uncommon
Four years have gone by since their last collaboration, 2005's Supertron, but Fading Collection are dormant no longer. Currently in the
process of completing their next full-length record Neutron, the duo has in the meantime produced an EP, Attakk. Acting as contrast to
Neutron's chillier vibe, these five tracks are stripped down and direct, as McGuinn and Frickelton depend on muscle memory to whip rough-hewn
hunks of sound into sub-four-minute bursts of quick, dirty, industrialized pop. The approach results in some of the most accessible music
they've ever recorded, yet preserves enough depth to reward repeat listens.
Included in the live line-up are drummer Jeremy Hill, keyboardist Corey Paganucci, and backup vocalist Tavia Kachel, who fill out Fading
Collection's emotional and provocative live show. A fixture of the Seattle live scene, Fading Collection has also spent time in rotation
on the city's influential KEXP radio station. Their music has been featured on MTV reality shows like The Real World, Road Rules, and
Parental Control - as well as on the soundtracks of several indie film productions.