Four Seconds Ago (Periphery) Post New Track “Listening Post Alpha”


“Listening Post Alpha,” the new track by chilled out electronic outfit Four Seconds Ago, could be a reference to Juggernaut: Alpha, part one of the double-disc 2015 release put out by Misha Mansoor and Jake Bowen’s day job band, Periphery. One might surmise that it was recorded shortly after that album came out, as many of the songs on Four Seconds Ago’s debut The Vacancy have been gestating for quite some time. The similarities between names could also be pure coincidence.

Whatever the case, I’m way into it. It’s the second track we’re hearing from The Vacancy — following “Galaxy” last month — and it’s just the kind of relaxed vibe, ambient, sparkly, all-up-in-your-stoned-headspace electronic music I need to get me through this hectic Friday. I keep trying to focus on whether I’d be able to tell who was behind the project if I didn’t already know — in other words, does it sound at all like Periphery? — and I’m pretty sure the answer is no… Four Seconds Ago is completely its own thing, and I like it all the more for that. There are already enough Periphery clones out there, ya know? I like it best when side projects are completely separate entities devoid of musical reference to their members’ more well-known pursuits.

Be sure to check out Jake’s list of his favorite synthwave songs and his guest appearance on a recent episode of The MetalSucks Podcast.

The Vacancy comes out on September 28th on Periphery’s 3DOT Recordings label. Pre-order it here.

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