Before breaking up last year, East Bay electro-pop duo the Lovemakers were among the best-known local bands. Scott Blonde and Lisa Light sung with acerbic sarcasm -- the kind former lovers have for each other -- and mixed rock guitars with dance beats and soaring pop hooks. Lovemakers singles like "Love Is Dead" sold hundreds of thousands of songs online.
The band imploded last year, but the now S.F.-based Light is back with a new project, called El Elle. She's already written, recorded, and mixed her debut solo album, and has started a Kickstarter campaign through April 28 to help pay for the fancy white vinyl and CDs she hopes to release it on. El Elle also has a new video for the song "Astral Plane," a big-beat banger electropop tune that recalls some of the Lovemakers' sass while referencing her own spiritual beliefs. (Sample lyric: Don't need to talk with you/ All we do is complain/ But on the astral plane/ We're good, so good.) Check it out below, and find the epilepsy-inducing, strobe-heavy video after the jump.
El Elle plays May 12 at Public Works. That's well after her Kickstarter deadline of April 28, so if you're into this, help make it an album release show. Her give-me-money video is a hilarious blend of absurd rapping, hypnotism, and writhing females. The strobey clip for "Astral Plane" is below that.