ROLEMODEL (formerly RLMDL) is an indie pop/electro/shoegaze music act founded by Toronto musician-producer Jordan Allen, who first began the project as a “solo noise pop sound experiment” in 2011.
After releasing several EPs, ROLEMODEL’s debut full-length album, Before Then Was Now, was released in 2013, earning the band positive reviews in Pitchfork, Consequence of Sound, BBC6 and more. The project soon morphed into a new, fully integrated 4-piece live band, and began performing regularly in the Toronto circuit alongside acts such as Hamilton Leithauser (the Walkmen), Big Data, Diamond Rings, Young Magic, and Viet Cong.
Release date: May 12th 2015
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“A utopian trance woven together by a metronomic drum loop and hazy riff, the track drifts off into its own reverie as Allen’s mystifying voice repeats his phrases as a form of hypnosis” ~ PITCHFORK (US)
“Just when all seems at peace, the ethereal vocal waves and misty synths crash over you” ~ SPIN (US)
“a nice slice of new romantic shoe gaze all the way from that their Canada. And just check out the power chorus on this!” ~ BBC (UK)