As members of Disco Doom, Anita Rufer and Gabriele De Mario are no strangers to writing punchy, fuzzy rock songs. But with their new project J& L Defer, Rufer and De Mario decided to stretch out a bit. The A.V. Club is premiering, ““Johnny, Dream,” an eight-minute epic from the band’s debut on Exploding In Sound Records, No Map. “Johnny, Dream” is No Map’s spacey centerpiece, seeing J&L Defer awash in synths and subtle guitar swells, creating a moody work that feels like a huge step for the Swiss duo. Though the song finds its basis in ambient music, De Mario’s vocals give the song a forward momentum, making it digestible without watering it down.
Pre-orders for No Map are available now through Exploding In Sound.
J&L Defer tour dates
9/8—Helsinki—Zurich, CH (Record Release Show)
9/14—Bad Bonn—Düdingen, CH w/ Frankie Cosmos
9/15—Palace—St. Gallen, CH w/ Frankie Cosmos
9/23—Le Bourg—Lausanne, CH
10/08—Stone Pony—Asbury Park, NJ w/ Built To Spill
10/13—Sunset Tavern—Seattle, WA w/ Aan
10/14—Bunk Bar—Portland, OR w/ Aan
10/15—Neurolux—Boise, ID w/ Aan, LVL UP, Crosss
10/16—The Borough—Salt Lake City, UT
10/21—The Hideout—Chicago, IL
10/27—Shea Stadium—Brooklyn, NY w/ Stove, Baked & Blessed
10/28—Silent Barn—Brooklyn, NY