It’s been two years since Jane Remover’s debut record Frailty was released, and she’s remained a key player in the world of hyperpop ever since, making multiple styles of electronic and traditional music under a variety of monikers. Leaning toward the more alternative side of the hyperpop genre through her main project, Jane has made a name for herself through the amalgamation of glitchcore and shoegaze elements, underlined by deeply personal songwriting. She released “Lips,” the first single from her upcoming album Census Designated, on August 23rd, announcing the album’s tracklist and contributors. Most notably, Doug Dulgarian of They Are Gutting a Body of Water (aka TAGABOW), one of the biggest names in the Philly shoegaze scene, is listed as a contributor on seven of the tracks.
In addition to the new single, two of Jane’s past shoegaze-inspired singles (“Cage Girl” and “Contingency Song”) have been reworked to fit on the album, which gives us an even better glimpse into the style she’s adapted since her first release. Although “Lips” isn’t the first of Jane’s songs to venture further into this approach, sprinklings of additive guitar and bass from Dulgarian make it all the more special. TAGABOW is known to dip their feet into electronic sound, with their 2019 album Destiny XL expertly showcasing their propensity for experimentation in synths, chopped samples, and much more; thus, this collaboration of sorts is very fitting, and will likely make for a stunningly executed body of work.
Census Designated will be released on October 20th via deadAir records, home to Jane, quannnic, Quadeca, and more. Until then, make sure to check out “Lips” below and be on the lookout for more singles from the project.