For your Friday listening we present the effervescent new single from Tel Aviv’s Less Acrobats, “Floating Opera.” The song comes from the quartet’s forthcoming debut EP Stanza, out in February via BLDG 5 Records—a label whose compilations have drawn acclaim from a host of media outlets, including Pitchfork, Stereogum, NPR, and Spin.
Band members Itai Nirenblat and Roi Keidar’s lush falsettos give the song a seductive texture that posits expansive synth pads on top of a catchy R&B foundation. The band describes the track as a “post truth” song influenced by a John Barth fantasy.
Previously known as more of a guitar-based ensemble, Less Acrobats have embraced a new aesthetic—heavier on hip-hop, shoe-gaze, and indie-pop elements. The EP’s first single, “Dirty Lover,” is emblematic of the change—with luxurious and pulsating beats and kaleidoscopic hooks.
We feature both “Floating Opera” and “Dirty Lover,” below. Enjoy.