Datarock return with a surprising new semi-industrial electronic single “Digital Life” out today on YAP Records. The poignant song offers a brief escape, inviting fans around the globe to dance through the chaos we are all facing. Ruminating on Brexit, the seriousness of Covid-19, despair of quarantine and the (un)presidential US election being faced once again, “Digital Life” ultimately points to the after effects of Aleksander Kogan’s FaceBook app, ‘This Is Your Digital Life’. Frontman Fredrik Saroea shares, “For the ones who don’t care about lyrics “Digital Life” is the sound of laughing in the face of darkness & desperately trying to enjoy ourselves in the darkest of moments; joy as an act of resistance…”
Originally planning a tour to celebrate its 15th anniversary, the prolific Norwegian post-punk art rockers have just released a special digital reissue of their breakout debut album Datarock Datarock which comes alongside a collection of bonus tracks including remixes by DEVO, Princess Superstar and Miami Horror. It also features two original songs not heard since 2005: “Maybelline” & “Nightflight to Uranus”. The band has also just released a slew of new animations and a 15-minute Datarock Datarock documentary, created by Morten Vee, which takes fans behind the scenes & into the 2005 debut.