Genre: Indie, Synth Pop, Dream Pop, Garage Rock, Electro Rock
For Fans Of: Turnover, Neon Indian, Thundercat, Weezer, STRFKR, Luna, Imperial Teen
CLASS PHOTO’s album Light Years Later released November 8, 2019 via Jansen Records is an otherworldly and energetic debut. CLASS PHOTO is the new solo project of Patrick Morris, former member of pop/indie electro band STRFKR and one of the founding members of STRENGTH. Within seconds waves of synths deliver a dream pop reminiscent sound with heavy melodies acting as an emotional outlet for Patrick's deep and at times heavy lyrics contrasted against the bouncy indie pop.
Light Years Later is a successful exercise in growth; weaving in elements of disco, funk, garage rock and his own DIY tendencies Patrick has been able to produce his own blend of trance like hook driven electro pop. While most of the record is self-recorded and adheres to a very DIY aesthetic, the mastermind behind the band Patrick Morris did have a little help from his friends including percussionist Billy Delelles (Shallou, Chrome Sparks) and actress/artist Jacqueline Kim.
The album was self-recorded in his garage while living in Los Angeles, but since recording the album is now based out of Norway. Light Years Later has a Scott Pilgrim v The World aesthetic in the best way possible, it even pulls influence from some of Morris' favorite games 16-bit synths and all.
All fans of alternative indie music can rejoice because there is something in this record for everyone from indie pop and garage rock. These tracks provide both outlets for escapism and easy listening making it a perfect soundtrack for multiple occasions.