Seattle’s Watch Clark Releases Sophomore Album ‘First Week of Winter’
FOR FANS OF: Depeche Mode, OMD, Erasure, De/Vision, Camouflage, Cut Copy, Crystal Castles, Digitalism
‘Missed Opportunities’ https://watchclark.bandcamp.com/track/missed-opportunities
‘First Week of Winter’ LP https://watchclark.bandcamp.com/album/first-week-of-winter
Seattle-based synth pop duo Watch Clark have announced the release of their second full-length album ‘First Week of Winter’.
Founded in 2012 by musician Paul Furio, Watch Clark is an electronic band with elements of mid-90’s industrial and synthpop that emerged from the heyday of the Seattle indie goth/industrial scene of the early 2000’s. Formerly of Static Engine and Invisible Records artist SMP, Furio honed his music writing craft for two decades before releasing his first album ‘Perfect Imitation’ under the moniker Watch Clark.
Featuring 10 tracks, here they deliver an album that is cleverly layered in pronounced modular synthesizers and a heavy melodic aesthetic between light and darkness. This is a synth pop kaleidoscope that sounds fresh while echoing classic synthpop artists such as Depeche Mode, which is not surprising considering that these British pioneers number among their main creative influences, along with Nine Inch Nailsand Duran Duran.
Today, Watch Clark is Paul Furio and Megan Shear. This album was written from 2015 to 2017 in Seattle’s Studio Corvus.