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Dean Summach has been making instrumental music under the name Economics for almost a decade. What started off as a modest home-recording project has grown into a full-length LP, three EPs, numerous remixes, and songs for films and commercials. Fusing elements of electronic and synth music with live drums and swirling guitars, Dean creates songs that are dark, cinematic, and enveloping. The latest Economics LP, The Wastes, will be released on October 28, 2014.
October 3, 2014
To celebrate the release of his new album, "The Wastes," Saskatoon’s Economics will be hosting a release party on October 25 at Amigos Cantina. For the first time ever, Economics will be performing with a full band. Vancouver’s Dead Soft will also be performing as part of a cross-Canada tour, along with Saskatoon electronic duo Body LVL.
The Wastes is the ambitious new full-length album from Saskatoon’s Economics. After producing instrumental music and gaining a steady following, Economics’ architect Dean Summach has collaborated with some of Saskatoon’s finest to create a sprawling pop opus that will be released on October 28. Many of these collaborators, including Maybe Smith, soso, and the Karpinka Brothers, will perform their tracks with Economics at the release party.
Economics has been performing electronic music as a solo act since the release of his debut album in 2008. Summach has recruited a full band for this event that will bring a new sound to those familiar with his previous performances. In the classic synth-pop tradition of bands like New Order and Depeche Mode, Economics expertly blends electronic sounds with live instrumentation.
Songs from the new album were written while Summach was going through a divorce, and he asked his collaborators to write lyrics about loss, change, or the transition into a new life. Lyricists include old friends, an ex-girlfriend, and Summach’s ex-wife, who performs with him on the opening song of the album.
The album’s official release date is October 28, both digitally and on 12” vinyl.