Only a few months removed from the release of their “dark-sunshine-pop” EP Light Split Sparkle, the California-based duo of multi-instrumentalists Adam Sabolick and Philippe Andre—a.k.a. Double Wish—returned back in August with an expanded edition of the release, which saw the addition of four new tracks (including a Yppah remix of standout single “Fever Dream”). True to their self-prescribed genre diagnosis, the collection blends the chic sounds of psychedelic pop music with somber undertones a bit at odds with the 100% Electronica–esque aesthetic the band leans into in their album artwork.
Following the re-release of their EP, the duo hopped on their boards and skated down to Andre’s studio in Orange County, California, to perform tripped-down versions of their songs “Pleasure” and “Fever Dream” on electric and acoustic guitars. Set up in a small garage outside the studio packed with music gear and plants, the duo share how their setting feels apt for the songs they opted to play: “The tall lush palm trees and bright blue skies that drape the sprawling suburbs seemed like the most organic and appropriate backdrop for our songs, as it’s the environment we exist in and are influenced by. Both of these songs have a sort of optimistic outlook to them that just seemed to match the weather and vibe of that Sunday afternoon.”
Check out their performance below, and stream Light Split Sparkle (Expanded) here.