Negahdari has earned a reputation as a commanding frontwoman, wowing audiences with her blistering guitar playing and charming them with her earnest, expressive, and emotive energy. On Concordia, the band’s third LP, Negahdari and Mahoney successfully transfer that energy onto studio recordings while incorporating layers of synth into the post-punk, guitar-driven sound for which they’re known. The album was partly crafted in London with the help of legendary mixing engineer Gareth Jones (Grizzly Bear, Depeche Mode, Interpol), as well as in Echo Park with producer Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast, Fool’s Gold, FIDLAR).
A true blend of expressive, post-punk instrumentation and neo-new wave flair, Concordia employs analog synth melodies, angular guitars, and polyrhythmic drumming to anchor Negahdari’s soaring vocals and lyrics that explore topics of redemption, triumph, loss, and freedom. Opening track “Way Home” is a Spotify New Music Friday selection.