Following the release of the Speed remix EP, French DJ/songwriter/producer Simon Delacroix aka The Toxic Avenger has announced the release of his highly anticipated Romance & Cigarettes LP, out June 10 via Ultra Records. Seamlessly blending heavy synth-pop influences and disco-inspired syncopation, the album packed with beats that are just as melodic as they are percussive.
Romance & Cigarettes balances classic rhythms and futurism in a way that few others are able to capture. LP cut “Speed” is a tempo-shifting track accented by unexpected bass drops and the ethereal voice of Ylva Falk. Shimmering keyboards and inventive beats on “Say My Name” set the stage for the smooth pop-vocals by Jose Fontao, commanding listeners to move. “Chase II” is a sonic intergalactic adventure, featuring cosmic effects and that build to an explosive climax. Check out the “Chase II” stream where it premiered with Under The Radar, or where it’s available to post & share HERE!
The Toxic Avenger’s video for “Speed” is available to view and share here. Stay tuned as the album’s release date nears, and prepare for much more dance-punk coming soon!