PINEO & LOEB – ELEVATION – PINEO & LOEB return with ELEVATION, a full-length album of cover songs in a wide array of electronic styles, completely reimagining tracks from nearly 40 years of music with a modern sound. Written over the course of a full year of production, PINEO & LOEB seek to breathe new life into both personal favorites and some of the most iconic songs of all time, combining the best of contemporary electronic styles with the timeless nature of these amazing songs.
Putting their spin on tracks from legends like Led Zeppelin, Prince and Michael Jackson, to more modern favorites like Daft Punk, deadmau5 and Arcade Fire, the main goal being to stay true to the soul of the original while building something completely new from it. Backed by a team of incredible collaborators from across the globe including Rich Aucoin, Liinks, MC Flipside and After Funk amongst others, they gender flip songs, form duets and combine vocal and musical talents to carve new fresh sounds from our shared pop culture history.
Much of the album was composed on the road during PINEO & LOEB‘s cross-Canada LIFEBLOOD Tour in 2018, channeling emotion from passed on legends like TLC‘s Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and personal struggles during the writing. This record marks the first release to feature vocals from both PINEO & LOEB on various tracks throughout. The album opens with ‘Earth Song‘ and closes with ‘Stairway to Heaven,’ reflecting the concept of figuratively bridging the Heavens and the Earth through music.
PINEO & LOEB created cover versions of over 30 songs in the development of the album and worked it down to 12 unique tracks designed to create a unified transcendent listening experience in 48 minutes. These guys have shared their love for the past before in 2016’s Morning Maniac Music, a mixtape of classic rock remixes of artists like The Doors, David Bowie and songs like ‘Don’t Fear The Reaper,’ even receiving acclaim from Blue Oyster Cult‘s front Man Buck Dharma for their work.
The artwork for the new cover album ELEVATION, created with the help of Halifax‘ Sean Snow and Tim Tracey, show the DJ and producing duo as custom G.I. Joe figures (first seen in the new music video for fan-favorite, ‘Circles‘) at a DJ table in front of a towering monolith in a psychedelic landscape. ELEVATION can only really be described as “an experience” with songs you likely know and some you probably don’t, but all work to take you to a higher level of love through the power of music.
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