Song Premiere

Philadelphia Synthpop Duo Korine Debut Swirling and Romantic New Single “Mt. Airy”

A kiss of spring Mt. Airy
with all the wind
that’s brought me here tonight
my hearts playing tricks with the moonlight

Drawing from a place of bittersweet nostalgia, Philadelphia duo Korine has unveiled a swirling, romantic fantasy with their lush new single “Mt. Airy”. The song encapsulates a daydream of a perfect love with a bright, pop-rock backdrop; at once upbeat and sullen. It is the perfect track for blaring in the car on a trip down the shore, or putting on a mix tape for your Biology class crush. There’s a solid 80s new wave influence in their sound, with elements of shoegaze and optimistic 2000s indie electronica.

Listen to “Mt. Airy” below or on Spotify here:

Korine, consisting of members Morgy Ramone and Trey Frye, formed in late 2017. The pair blends new wave nostalgia, early emo, and punk with a modern pop sensibility, contrasting upbeat rhythms against emotional lyrics. Korine debuted with 2018’s New Arrangements (Born Losers Records). Following this release were the singles Uncrossed and To You, released Fall of 2019, marking a stylistic departure from the familiar 80s era influence to a more contemporary pop sound. Their 2020 LP, The Night We Raise, continued this sonic evolution. Korine has been a favourite of Post-Punk for some time now, making our Current Synthpop Acts You Should Know list in 2020, and was in the top five of our best albums of that year.

Korine are expected to announce their forthcoming new full-length album in the fall of 2022.

In the meantime, Trey and Morgy are about to go on tour through October, making stops in Calgary, Brooklyn, Omaha, Las Vegas, Orlando, Knoxville, and more. Here are the dates:

Korine Live Dates:

  • 7/30 Calgary AB – Terminus Festival
  • 8/13 Brooklyn NY – Trans Pecos
  • 9/15 Pittsburgh PA – Spirit
  • 9/18 Joliet IL – The Forge
  • 9/20 Omaha NE – Slowdown
  • 9/21 Colorado Springs CO – Black Sheep
  • 9/23 Las Vegas NV – 24 Oxford
  • 9/24 Pomona CA – Glasshouse
  • 9/25 Tucson AZ – Encore
  • 9/26 El Paso – Reagan
  • 9/27 San Antonio TX – Paper Tiger
  • 9/29 Pensacola FL – Vinyl Music Hall
  • 9/30 Jacksonville FL – Underbelly
  • 10/01 Orlando FL – The Abbey
  • 10/03 Durham NC – Motorco Music Hall
  • 10/04 Knoxville TN – The Concourse
  • 10/05 Richmond VA – Canal Club
  • 10/07 Buffalo NY – Buffalo Iron Works
  • 10/09 Toronto ON – The Axis Club

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Alice Teeple

Alice Teeple is a photographer, multidisciplinary artist, and writer. She is not in Tin Machine.

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