Monday, March 16, 2009


Sukpatch founder brings history on Beastie’s Grand Royal label to the table as UltraChorus. “Words Kept Talking / Planetman” 7-Inch abailable now.

Official bio:

The duo known as UltraChorus is Chris Heidman and Jeff Lorentzen. The two spend nearly everyday in their Minneapolis SoTM studio composing and making beats at an Olympic level.

Now they bring you the debut single, “Words Kept Talking”, available only on 7-inch vinyl and digital download. Chris’ background is in cut and paste indie rock while Jeff is a product of late nineties Hip-Hop and R&B. The sound is electronic, but within each song there is something analog and organic that makes it feel familiar.

Chris began his career as half of the late 90’s electro indie band Sukpatch, pioneering beat driven music for the twee set by way of the Beastie’s Grand Royal label. After a small bit of indie cult status was achieved, Sukpatch laid down their samplers and called it done in 2004.

Carefully straddling the line between distinguished gentlemen and accomplished degenerate, Jeff has spent most of his life in the studio. A producer through and through, this is his debut on the other side of the microphone.

Chris and Jeff met in 2005 while composing and producing for the same employer, a wayward billionaire with an attraction to the creative. It wasn’t long before the two started collaborating and began working exclusively in their own SoTM studios. After wrapping on a Czech R&B album and a Japanese Pop EP the two started recording the first tracks of what would become UltraChorus. This highly polished bit of electronic pop falls comfortably between Hot Chip and T-Pain due slight Phoenix.

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