The New York City based band Theophobia has released their new EP, “Love of Ages” to mass critical acclaim. After a clip from their music video “Love of Ages” went viral on the instagram page “whatisnewyork” their music has since garnered unprecedented attention.
The album reached #18 best selling in the pop category on Bandcamp, America’s biggest indie music platform. It reached #7 in new wave, and #2 in synth pop. It also reached #2 in the glam rock category.
The album features 3 of Theophobia’s best tracks, which have been popular at live shows; Love of Ages, Whittler and the King, and The Loop, which features master guitarist Nick Didkovsky, who played on Alice Cooper’s 2017 album “Paranormal”.
Says songwriter Matt Ellin on the title track: “Love of Ages is a song I wrote in 2018. It was originally recorded as a slower folkier kind of song, and Dylan ended up producing a new wave-inspired instrumental which we used for Theophobia,” said Ellin. “It tells the story of a woman who has experienced several failed relationships, and as a result concludes that love is dead. This is until she ultimately finds a greater love through solitude and platonic friendship.”
Band member Dylan Mars Greenberg directed the music video for Love of Ages and recounts their experience: “I directed the music video starring Amanda Flowers and many of our wonderful friends throughout NYC to show off the spectacular and diverse scenery of New York City on a gorgeous summer day. I realized we could show many aspects of the story using placed and things that already existed in New York within a mile or two of each other.”
The Loop was penned by Greenberg and is an existential track about the state of the world. It was inspired by the theatrical, Wagnerian works of Jim Steinman and features violin, wailing electric guitar and powerful, reverb heavy drums along with Matt Ellin’s intense bass playing and Greenberg’s swooning synthesizers.
Whittler and the King is inspired the work of Todd Rundgren and features several extended guitar solos by Matt. The song is about loss of power, and incorporates cutting lyricism paired with sound effects, such as glass breaking, to illustrate a diplomatic unrest that could just as easily take place in the middle ages as today.
Two more music videos will premiere soon, for each track on the extended play.
The EP can be found at www.theophobia.bandcamp.com
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/EtA65cwu9oM