Ajay Bhattacharyya,
Amy Kirkpatrick


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Data Romance (n) \’d?-t? r?-‘man(t)s\ 1 :the paradox between human feeling and hard technology 2 :instrumentalist-producer Ajay Bhattacharyya and singer/lyricist Amy Kirkpatrick 3 :the perfect contradiction 4 :evocative electronic/vocal duo.

(September 18, 2012 – Toronto, ON) SQE Music/Dine Alone Records is pleased to announce the arrival of the first full-length album Other, from Data Romance in Canada. Slated for release February 19, 2013, Other is a lush, cryptic expression of dark feeling that is internalized and reproduced as its own sensory journey. The album’s first single, glitchy-goth opener “Caves,” is being released today and sets the tone for the record. In addition to the release of the single, the band is also releasing a remix bundle that will feature remixes from Phon.o. MMOTHS and Benjamin Damage.

Ajay Bhattacharyya and Amy Kirkpatrick, known collectively as Data Romance are two 25-year-olds from the wind-swept reaches of Victoria, on Canada’s Vancouver Island. While the music and vocals seemingly come from opposite ends of the artistic spectrum, it’s this dichotomy that ultimately blends to create the band’s unique personal sound. The band released their self-titled debut EP last summer, which featured their evocative single “The Deep.” Shortly after, the band joined the acclaimed IDentity Festival and opened for Digitalism’s 2011Winter tour.

Written and recorded in Vancouver, BC - true to Data Romance’s aspirations, Other is both a continuation of that trajectory and a fresh, captivating introduction. On the standout track “Others,” Amy’s icy

vocal is cannily double-tracked, amplifying Ajay’s replication of a steady low-end pulse and chamber echoes, while “Can’t Keep Your Mind Off,” taps into a warm electro vibe. And then there’s poetic closer “Finish Round,” a beautiful, organic blend of melodic transparency and harmonic atmosphere that’s tailor-crafted for those poignant final minutes before a train pulls up at your stop. It’s a song that reconciles the authors’ individual styles after an album’s worth of careful flirtation.
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Hear Data Romance's "Can't Keep Your Mind Off" Vacationer remix

Data Romance recently approached fellow Vancouverites Vacationer to makeover their track "Can't Keep Your Mind Off." The result: a breezy twist on the song, deemed the perfect "summer road trip jam" by the band's Jay Bhattacharyya.

Click www.spinner.ca target="_blank">HERE to check out the track and grab a free download exclusively via Spinner.

The song is off their debut album OTHER which you can grab on iTunes itunes.apple.com target="_blank">HERE.
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Data Romance announces CDN dates with Diamond Rings

Fresh off releasing their debut album itunes.apple.com target="_blank">OTHER yesterday, Data Romance have announced a Canadian tour with Diamond Rings, beginning March 2 in Victoria and wrapping up March 9 in Winnipeg. See all dates below, or click dinealonerecords.com target="_blank">HERE.

Data Romance's lead single “Can’t Keep Your Mind Off” is currently featured as this week’s iTunes “Single of The Week” and can be downloaded bit.ly target="_blank">HERE.

March 02 – Victoria, BC – Sugar
March 06 – Calgary, AB – Commonwealth
March 07 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
March 08 – Saskatoon, SK – Louis’ Pub
March 09 – Winnipeg, MB – Pyramid

All dates w/ Diamond Rings
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Data Romance's Other out now, iTunes Single of the Week

The Vancouver duo's debut album, Other, is officially available on Dine Alone / SQE Music. Grab your copy right dinealonerecords.com target="_blank">HERE.

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The band's first single "Can't Keep Your Mind Off" is also iTunes' Single of the Week. Download it here.

Be sure to check out a range of album trailers, plus the band's new video for "Can't Keep Your Mind Off" www.data target="_blank">HERE.
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Stream Data Romance's new album on Rdio

Though the Vancouver duo's album OTHER doesn't officially drop until February 19, for a limited time leading up to the release, you can stream it in full exclusively on Rdio.

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Be sure to secure your pre-orderbit.ly target="_blank"> HERE and check out the band's cryptic new video for "Can't Keep Your Mind Off" www.vevo.com target="_blank"> HERE.
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Pre-order Data Romance's Other

The Vancouver duo's debut album Other will officially drop on February 19, but fans can lock in their pre-order ahead of time right www.data target="_blank">HERE.

Be sure to head to the band's website for exclusive album content, ranging from cryptic trailers, to their brand new video for the slinky-single "Can't Keep Your Mind Off."

Directed by Alistair Legrand (Beach House, Mark Lanegan Band), the video takes a compelling approach to showcasing a man-eater of sorts, or as Leveled Magazine puts it, "a nod to the criminal stylings of Dexter." Check it out in full right www.leveledmag.com target="_blank">HERE.

www.data target="_blank">Click to pre-order Data Romance's Other.
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