Negative Gemini Shares New Track via Gorilla Vs. Bear | New Album 'Body Work' Out September 23
NEGATIVE GEMINI SHARES NEW SINGLE
"ROLLERCOASTER" VIA GORILLA VS BEAR
SOPHOMORE LP 'BODY WORK' - OUT SEPTEMBER 23rd
ON 100% ELECTRONICA
300 BLACK VINYL AVAILABLE NOW FOR PREORDER
LISTEN to Negative Gemini - "Rollercoaster" BELOW
"[Rollercoaster] is a more accurate representation of Negative Gemini's breathtaking neon rave live show." - Gorilla vs. Bear
Negative Gemini (aka Lindsey French) has just released yet another blazing new track from her upcoming sophomore LP, Body Work. The album, which was initially slated for an August 12th release, has been pushed back to September 23rd to accommodate for the updated vinyl shipping date. In the meantime, you can listen to her new single over on the official Negative Gemini Soundcloud page, queue it into your vibey summer Spotify playlist, or listen over on Gorilla vs. Bear while you read more about the new album. Stay tuned for more info on Negative Gemini in the coming weeks and click through to the 100% Electronica site to pre-order Body Work on vinyl if you'd like to secure a copy of the limited edition pressing before it sells out.
Body Work - Tracklisting
01. No Rum
04. Body Work
05. You Never Knew
06. Don't Worry Bout the Fuck I'm Doing
07. Nu Hope
08. Real Virtual Unison (break edit)
10. Ego Death
11. Hold U (Break Your Face Edit)
12. You Only Hate the Ones You Love
300 vinyl out 9/23 on 100% Electronica
preorder here via bandcamp
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Negative Gemini (real name, Lindsey French) is an American electronic musician and producer, hailing from Richmond, Virginia. Known for her unique approach to creating music that seems to effortlessly combine elements of mid-90's trance and techno influenced club with the poppy yet ethereal vocal sensibilities of singers like Madonna or Mazzy Star's, Hope Sandoval, Lindsey has caught the attention of numerous online music publications and the industry at large.
The young creative first started making music with two other friends in a rap group, which became her first introduction to beat-making. Enticed by its creative possibilities, French eventually began teaching herself to use Garageband and MIDI software such as Logic which ultimately led French to branch off from the rap trio and explore a solo career as Negative Gemini. It wasn't long after that that Lindsey began to put out independent releases under the new moniker, including a single on The Richmond Tape Club, Vol. 1 called, "Ghost World" as well as her first solo album, Forget Your Future - both of which came out in 2013.
Frustrated with the dwindling and somewhat absent electronic scene in Virginia, French decamped to Brooklyn, NY in the fall of 2014. Having begun to establish a mold for the sound that would encapsulate Negative Gemini -- a style that spanned a number of genres, from '90s techno and rave to modern electronica and pop -- French decided to take the next step to move the project along, and began accepting offers to perform at numerous venues across New York City.
French had already been hard at work preparing a new and more refined body of work before her arrival in NYC, and after a few months of testing it out live in her new scene, Lindsey was ready to unveil, Real Virtual Unison - an EP which was released on Bandcamp in March of 2015 and went on to earn a spot on FACT’s list of favorite BandCamp releases in 2015 in addition to critical response from numerous online media outlets including Gorilla vs Bear, Pigeons and Planes, and KEXP among others.
Soon after it's release, Lindsey, along with her partner and fellow electronic producer, George Clanton, formed their own independent vinyl-and-digital-only label, 100% Electronica. Her sound began to generate attention, with many critics noting that despite a lot of other contemporary electronic music, her personality remained at the center of her sound and style, ever-burgeoning with the young producer’s unique visual aesthetic. Her often reverb-drenched vocals also garnered comparison to singers such as Bilinda Butcher and Miki Berenyi.
By late 2015, after the release Real Virtual Unison earlier in the year, Lindsey began teasing her upcoming sophomore LP, Body Work with the release of numerous singles beginning with, "You Never Knew", which was among the Best Songs of 2015 as listed by Gorilla vs Bear and Pigeons and Planes.
Ahead of her performance with Charlie XCX in March at the 2016 Hype Machine Presented Gorilla vs Bear SXSW Showcase, Negative Gemini unveiled another single, "Body Work"which was covered by NYLON, The 405, EARMILK, as well as many others. NPR's Otis Hart subsequently added the track to NPR's "Songs We Love" playlist and tweeted that ""Body Work" is 1 of the best things I've heard this year."
In June of 2016, Negative Gemini formally announced her upcoming sophomore album, Body Work with yet another single, "Don't Worry Bout What The Fuck I'm Doing", an empowering summer anthem which was covered by everyone from PAPER to The FADER and Nasty Gal.
The new album from Negative Gemini, Body Work will be out on Friday September 23rd 2016 via 100% Electronica Records. 300 limited edition copies of the album are available now for pre-order through the label site. In the words of Gorilla vs Bear's Chris Cantalini, "French is creating emotional, unmistakably modern electronic pop music that is elevated by a timeless sensibility and uncanny grasp of pop songcraft that seems increasingly rare these days."* excerpts taken from Rob Wacey (Rovi) *
LISTEN & SHARE: Negative Gemini - "Don't Worry Bout The Fuck I'm Doing"
"'Don't Worry Bout The Fuck I'm Doing' is sonically consistent with her futuristic take on electronic pop. Her voice rides the hypnotic beat, but her charged lyrics take front stage" - The FADER
"When French lets loose emotionally, as on ‘You Never Knew’ or last year’s stunning ‘Forget Your Future’, it’s crushing. The shitheads here though only warrant the calm instruction of the title and with it French shows off another facet to her increasingly exciting work." - FACT
"one of our favorite tracks from the record, an emphatic middle finger to the disgusting catcallers she encounters on a daily basis in NYC .. ethereal electronic pop anthem." - Gorilla vs Bear
"A gorgeous, space-y spin on NG's signature, forward-thinking electropop, it's definitely a headbobber." - PAPER Mag
"Your summer anthem is here, courtesy of Negative Gemini. One of our favorite up-and-coming singer/producers ... this synthy indie track induces long summer joyride yearning alongside unforgiving bad bitch vibes." - Nasty Gal
LISTEN TO Negative Gemini - "You Never Knew" BELOW
"French is creating emotional, unmistakably modern electronic pop music that is elevated by a timeless sensibility and uncanny grasp of pop songcraft that seems increasingly rare these days."- Gorilla vs Bear
"You Never Knew' is an addictive piece of electronic pop that will make you reach for that play button time and time again." - The 405
"Negative Gemini breaks up genre tropes only to filter them through her unique vision. It’s that vision, in terms of production, that is even stronger while her singing constantly surprises from the self-sampled vocals on the title track to the effervescent, untouched R&B performance on ‘Hold U’." - FACT Mag
"As if Kylie Minogue was commissioned to soundtrack a movie that falls somewhere between ’90s teen romance and a grindhouse movie, the track is capable of establishing Lindsey as the internet’s next big pop star." - Pigeons and Planes
"Negative Gemini, makes a genre-spanning blend of ’90s techno and heady modern electronica: a little Chicago, a little Detroit, and a whole lot of Brooklyn. But unlike many of her contemporaries, French conveys her personality and experiences through vocals and lyrics, not just tight production" - NYLON
"Negative Gemini’s dance floor is filled with dread. Bummed out but in need of sex, the solo project of Lindsey French imparts its foreboding whispers with the emotional evasiveness that the Cocteau Twins learned from listening to Nico’s “Chelsea Girl.”" - Style Weekly
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