Following the success of their 2014 EP Night, Russian indie outfit Pompeya embarked on an extensive US tour, which included a stellar show at SXSW, and then headed straight back into the studio to record new material. After months of isolation and hard work, they are now presenting their third full-length album Real, out worldwide on May 5th.
Featuring their trademark blend of 70s disco, 80s New Wave and 90s indie rock, the band’s much-anticipated new record was recorded in Philadelphia, New York City, Savannah and Orlando — all places Pompeya had never been before. They enlisted producer Brian Mctear (of Local Natives and War on Drugs fame) to give their new songs a fresh sound and the result is effortless and “real”.
“For the new album, we wanted to create music with a larger message,” the band explained in a recent press release. “We were forced out of our comfort zones, forced to experiment more and discuss serious topics like growing up, loss, fatherhood and staying true to yourself without going crazy. These are the real stories of our lives, and the real sound we want to present.”