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Interpol offshoot Big Noble announces debut album, First Light, shares first song

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    Following the release of Interpol’s fifth studio album, El Pintor, guitarist Daniel Kessler announced a new side project with sound designer Joseph Fraioli called Big Noble. Together, the duo makes evocatively experimental and instrumental compositions.

    On February 3rd, however, they’ll release their first full-length album, First Light, via Affiliates Sound. Clocking in at under three minutes, lead single “Peg” packs in loads of emotional resonance despite its short runtime. There are post-rock guitars, ambient strings, and gently repeating chords that build up to a satisfying crescendo. In many ways, the song feels like it would make a fantastic film score, and its beautiful accompanying visual, directed by Travis Robb, makes it easy to imagine. Watch it below.

    Currently, Kessler and Fraioli are conducting a sound installation at New York City’s Sonos Studios consisting of an “interactive conceptual map of New York” called “Sounds of NYC”.

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    First Light Tracklist:
    01. Ocean Picture
    02. Stay Gold
    03. Autumn
    04. Atlantic Din
    05. Affiliates
    06. Pedal
    07. Weatherman Accountable
    08. Peg
    09. Traveler
    10. Vikings

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