Ejecta – aka Joel Ford (Airbird, Tigercity & Ford & Lopatin) and Leanne Macomber (Neon Indian, Fight Bite) – are today unveiling their flawless, dance-ready debut LP Dominae. It marks the very first release for new 4AD imprint Happy Death and Joel’s Brooklyn-based label, Driftless Recordings.
Fiery-headed, silver-voiced seraph Leanne provides theatrical vocals at the songwriting helm while Joel brings dynamic drum programming and heady beats. It’s a retro-futurist sound poised on build ups and climaxes, one which pays its dues to the 80s and one which parks up at the elysian fields of electronic pop.
Unrequited love, failed attempts at adulthood and the death of her closest friend are among the autobiographical concepts explored by the persona of Ejecta, who Leanne calls “a timeless, classless, every woman.”
Pitchfork premiered ‘Afraid of the Dark’ a track they describe as having “a lightly dancey, pop-focused aura.”