Up to now, Mike Simonetti's been best known for his hand in the Italo-disco-reviving imprint Italians Do It Better (not to mention old-school indie Troubleman Unlimited). He's got a new label he's focusing on now, 2MR, and that label will release the debut LP from Simonetti's new project Pale Blue, The Past We Leave Behind, on April 14. The slow-burning "Dusk In Parts" features a gorgeously sighing vocal take from Lower Dens' Jana Hunter. "This was one of the first songs written for the album, almost 4 years ago at this point Jana was my only choice form this one- I wrote it for her," Simonetti told FADER in an email. "I released her first ever solo record on my old label Troubleman way back in the day. I've always loved her voice and songs. Lower Dens is sick as well."
Lead image: John Barclay