Solar Bears is composed of two Irishmen by the names of John Kowalski and Rian Trench, who take their moniker from a Russian science fiction film by Andrei Tarkovsky. The pair recently finished their album She Was Coloured In, which will be seeing release on Planet Mu come Sept. 20, about a month after the release of their Inner Sunshine EP, coming Aug. 9.
From the long player record comes “Neon Colony,” a chilly slice of shimmering electronics, propelled by insistent percussion and buoyed by some slippery guitars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind keyboards. With its effortless ebb and flow, it’s a perfect track for drifting away under a cool breeze or maybe a summer time alien encounter. You can pre-order She Was Coloured In here, the Inner Sunshine EP here, and you can grab “Neon Colony” right here. [GvB]