The dusky electronica trio from Los Angeles known as Tremble have released their long-awaited debut EP, “In the Chaos.” Like their previous singles, it is being proudly published as an independent release outside the influence of the corporate music industry. Sleek, sexy, dark and danceable, “In the Chaos” by Tremble is single-handedly igniting the LA trip-hop scene all over again.
Tremble's timing couldn't be better. 2016 has seen the surprise return of Massive Attack, complete with vocalist Tricky, a North American tour by Thievery Corporation, and the promise of a new LP from DJ Shadow. But none of this is happening on the West Coast, where trip-hop service has always been more spotty than in locales like England, France, or even just New York City.
Enter Tremble, a classy-as-hell band of audiophiles with that brooding, silky sound that makes you want to put on your best clothes and stroll around the city at night with your headphones on, preferably during a light drizzle. Their “In the Chaos” album contains five tracks for a listening time approaching half an hour, making it closer to a full-length than just a couple singles bundled together and dubbed an EP.
These songs make excellent additions to playlists including work by Massive Attack, Portishead, Sneaker Pimps, Garbage, Florence and the Machine, Radiohead, Banks, Lorde, etc. But make no mistake, Tremble doesn't just “fit in” with such excellent company. Their patient, groovy, pensive sound stands out as their own – and where the Tremble sound goes, heads turn.
A fine example of this is Tremble's cover of Jason Derulo's “Want to Want Me” pop track which they sneaked out in January with only a nudge to their loyal Facebook and SoundCloud following. Made over in their signature electronica elegance and garbed in whispery trills and heartbeat bass thumps, the track quietly launched into the stratosphere with over a million online plays in less than three weeks. How's that for turning heads?
And they're not sitting on their hands, either. Plans for a second EP and their debut full-length have also been announced. At least one official video is already in the can. All of this, Tremble says, should come to pass before 2017. But for now “In the Chaos” is thrilling enough for trip-hop lovers everywhere.
"We are so excited to finally put out our first EP," write Tremble. "We encourage people to listen to it loud on their systems or on phones, hopefully good quality audio, as we took great care with the production. And listen from start to finish as it works as a whole and takes the listener on a journey."
Themes on their powerful first collection include addictive love, facing depression, and the all-too-fast pace of life. They describe the impetus behind “Illumination” as, “the glory of when you finally wake up, the opening of your eyes in the same situation you were previously half-awake in.” They describe “The Grand Design” as being about: “The process of creation. The sacred dance between masculine and feminine. The forming of the earth ... a kind of scientific abstract expression of all kinds of creation, relating relationship to the forming of the universe.”
Naturally, Tremble aren't being ignored by their hometown of Hollywood. Already two of the tracks on “In the Chaos” have been licensed for television. “Lost in that Feeling,” is featured on a new MTV program called Suspect which airs March 2nd. The aforementioned single, “Illumination,” made its debut on the soundtrack for the hit drama, Finding Carter.
“We love when our music gets used in film and TV and helps tell a story,” says Tremble.
“In the Chaos” from Tremble is available online worldwide beginning early March, 2016. Get in very, very early, fans of great music. This one's easy.
Lead Press Release Writer
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