Arp Debuts New Single “Le Palace”

Arp releases new single “Le Palace." The track is off their album 'New Pleasures' on July 15 via Mexican Summer and DSPs
Arp releases new single “Le Palace." The track is off their album 'New Pleasures' on July 15 via Mexican Summer and DSPs

Arp’s new single “Le Palace” as a soundtrack scene from a William Gibson novel; slightly seedy, looking up toward a neon-lit sky for some deliverance. the track follows their singles from New Pleasures, “Le Palace” is a pulsing, futuristic, punky nightclub mix. Though named after the infamous Parisian “boîte au disco” (re: nightclub), “Le Palace” is not, in fact, a tribute to the club in question.

Arp’s Alexis Georgopoulos explains, “The title was inspired by an interview I read with Edwige Belmore. Edwige was the singer in the French new wave group Mathematiques Modernes and also the door person at Le Palace during its heyday. Her description of the scene was so colorful, so vivid — I got excited reading about all these characters from the art, music, and fashion worlds rubbing shoulders. It felt like a time when stylistic collision was encouraged.”

“The title was really just supposed to be a working title. It wasn’t meant to be a tribute so much as wanting to write a song that might’ve fit the vibe — a bit post-punk, a bit nightclub, a bit dubby, something that had a charge to it. I suppose it has to do with crossing borders, socially speaking. A dance floor, a good party, pulls in all different kinds of people, people you might not share a space with otherwise. And then you add this music pulsing, hypnotizing, people look around and there’s a moment of recognition. A feeling that anything might happen. A Temporary Autonomous Zone. That elusive feeling, a private experience between two people, in this public social space. I wanted it to feel like a slow burn. The tempo suggests an early evening track, but the atmosphere might be more like 4AM.”

Arp
New Pleasures
Track Listing
Mexican Sumer

1- The Peripheral
2 – New Pleasures
3 – Preset Gloss
4 – Sponge (for Miyake)
5 – Eniko
6 – i: /o
7 – Plaza
8 – Le Palace
9 – Traitor (Dub)
10 – Embassy Disco
11 – Cloud Storage

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