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LA-based indie-dance duo Manics founded Popgang Records back in 2013 as a platform to champion a wide swath of genres and sub-cultures built on the punk-DIY mentality turned modern.

Now, Manics celebrates the label’s 150th release by unveiling their debut LP Pastel Palace. The eight-track album is a truly dynamic cross-pollination of indie dance meets nu disco, resulting in their signature “bass disco” flair.

“For You” highlights the duo’s seductive synth work and Deherrera’s brooding vocals.

Composed of Jordan Deherrera and Chris Sanders, Manics has made waves with their hypnotic live performances which boast indie pop vocals, analog synths, bass, percussion and modulation. Since its inception in 2012, the project has been supported by Odesza, Goldroom, Steve Aoki and countless others, with their music garnering more than 3M streams to date.

Originally hailing from San Francisco, the duo are a favorite in the Bay Area with past plays at Treasure Island Music Festival, Northern Nights, Noise Pop Festival, SummerSalt; and shared bills with Classixx, Destructo, Digitalism, Dillon Francis, The Faint, Gryffin, Hot Chip, Moon Boots, MSTRKRFT, Phantoms, The Knocks and Viceroy to name a few.

About “Manics”:

Manics is an indie dance live act and DJ duo composed of Jordan Deherrera and Chris Sanders. Their performances are a medley of indie pop vocals, live bass, analog synths, percussion, and modulation. Since its inception in 2012, the project has been supported by Odesza, Goldroom, Steve Aoki & countless others around the world with their music garnering over 3M streams and 50k Shazams to date for their various singles and EPs. “Pastel Palace” marks the duo’s debut album and showcases their unique blend of indie dance, house and their self-described “bass disco” sound.

The duo are also the masterminds behind the label POPGANG Records. Founded in 2013, the label features artists and producers across a wide swath of genres and sub-cultures while retaining a cohesive identity built on the punk-DIY mentality turned modern. Past and current artists include HoneyLuv, Mary Droppinz, ASW, 35mm, Electric Treasure, Niteppl, Wenzday, Lubelski (fka Jayko), Tenderlions, Klever, Meercat, Starfari, ocien, Dynamique, TEO, BABY J, TYGRBYT, Pixel Memory, Tuxedo Gleam and many others. With 150 releases to date, POPGANG’s catalog is a diverse collection of work from open minded artists.

POPGANG is also an active event producer. Pre-covid the collective produced 4-6 events a month in the bay area at venues like Mezzanine, F8, Great Northern, Monarch and 1015folsom. Now based in LA, they’ve brought back their signature house & techno party Cyber Rodeo and have plans to re-launch their live electronic series WAVE//DECAY which has featured notable artists like Giorgia Angiuli, Suzanne Ciani and Modular Princess.

During quarantine, the duo produced their weekly live stream event series “Psychedelic Research Club”, a 4 hour showcase of underground house, techno and nu disco artists streamed from their studio in LA with notable artists like Club Tularosa, HoneyLuv, Mary Droppinz, ASW, 35mm, Mike Kerrigan, Starfari and Niteppl to name a few.

Release date:  July 23rd, 2021.

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