Blondes — the duo of Sam Haar and Zach Steinman — started out in New York’s late-’00s experimental scene, playing trance-inducing synth-and-sampler sets in basements and warehouses. Over the past seven years, they’ve steadily edged closer to the more defined space of the dance floor — by playing clubs in Europe and Ibiza, and by releasing music that has a closer understanding of the ebbs and flows of a DJ set. That sonic migration has culminated in a new album, Warmth, which is due out on Belgium techno label R&S Records this August 11. “Clipse,” premiering on FADER, is a clear standout: like strings of DNA, it coils ever inward, leaving a rush of bubbling chimes in its wake.
Listen to ‘Clipse’ on FADER