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Event Archive - Rococode

Sat. December 19th 2015 Lucky Bar (No Minors)
Tickets at: Lyles Place,
plus guests
Saturday, December 19
Lucky Bar
Doors: 7:00pm

Advance Tickets: $13.00 - Available at Lyle's Place and

Tickets On-Sale: Friday, November 20th @ 10:00AM

Rococode is the Vancouver, Canada based indie pop duo of Laura Smith and Andrew Braun. Their music weaves a lush tapestry of synths, guitars and soundscapes around duelling boy/girl vocals and heavy bass and drums.

They released their debut album Guns, Sex & Glory to much critical and press acclaim in early 2012. The record was produced by Ryan Guldemond (Mother Mother, Hannah Georgas) and mixed by John Congleton (St.Vincent, Polyphonic Spree). As bands do, they took to the road and spent the better part of the next 18 months touring Canada and the US in various capacities.

Never satisfied with the status quo, Rococode concocted a brave plan to create their follow up. They coaxed producers Caleb Shreve (Phantogram, Bear Hands) from New York and Ted Gowans (Tegan and Sara, Fences) from Los Angeles to set up a studio in a cabin, off the grid, in the isolated coastal forest of British Columbia.

Between building fires, checking the solar panels, and failed fishing trips, the foursome set to work on music that shared none of the characteristics of their rustic surroundings. They arranged an army of synthesizers, guitar pedals and drum machines into tight, crisp Alternative gems that sparkle, shuffle and shake at every turn. One would hardly use the term to describe the end result, but the question was asked — “Are we making a hip hop album?”

Once out of the woods the band put the finishing touches on the recordings at Vancouver’s Monarch Studios, Fireplace Studios in New York and Ultrasound Studios in Los Angeles. Whereas their debut thrived using the element of surprise, the forthcoming follow up takes its time (mirroring the recording process) and settles into danceable grooves, taking a more subtle approach to the band’s constant juxtaposition of light and dark.

The first song from this set, the haunting and cinematic BANKS, was released in September, 2014. The song, and it’s beautifully shot video, picked up considerable buzz in the online realm and exposed the band to a new fanbase. The band undertook regional touring and made a trip to the prestigious Reeperbahn festival in Hamburg in support of “Banks”.

With all of the material finally complete Rococode are releasing the “Panic Attack” EP on October 9th. It will be followed by the full length album in February 2016. The EP contains the band’s new single “Panic Attack”, a radio-ready tune which showcases both Laura and Andrew’s vocals. A remix of “Panic Attack” by online darlings HUMANS is also included in the EP along with the band’s engaging take on INXS’s “Never Tear Us Apart”.

Rococode are performing at CMJ in New York and will then tour Canada in support of “Panic Attack”. Full US touring starts at the top of 2016.



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Rococode is an unfamiliar band made up of familiar faces. They strive to create music that is equal parts arty, accessible, sexy, sweet, badass, bent and beautiful. The band is operated by Laura Smith and Andrew Braun, Shaun Huberts and Johnny Andrews. Their debut, Guns, Sex and Glory, was produced by Ryan Guldemond and Andrew Braun, and mixe... more info