Psyche Corporation Album Release

This afternoon, Time Travelers’ Ball headliner, Psyche Corporation launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the release of their latest album, Romance of the Counter-Elite, notably featuring a cover of “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe.

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Psyche Corporation is a fairytale cyber/steampunk band fronted by a former Ladies of Steampunk model and programmer who combines dance with a powerhouse vocal range. The band is named after a dream manufacture group from a future where neural implants allow people to download dreams from the Internet. Songs deal in dystopian themes as well as more lighthearted filk works, such as “Perl-Operated Boy”. The musical style spans genres of trip-hop, electro-rock, and world music.

All five tracks on the Romance of the Counter-Elite EP have already been recorded, and wait only to be mastered and then sent off for manufacture into physical CDs. The fundraiser is aimed toward covering costs of mastering and manufacture. It is also a convenient way to pre-order the CD while obtaining limited edition swag. If the Kickstarter succeeds, physical copies of the new album are expected to be available as early as this October 2015. Just in time for the Time Traveler’s Ball!!

Besides the cover of Edgar Allan Poe’s poem, the remaining songs of the new album cover dark and multi-layered themes, especially focusing on dystopian storylines:

“Monarchy” describes a cycle of oppression perpetrated by successive demagogues who each promise to liberate the poor from misery, if only they will help overthrow the current monarch.

“Nine Lives” describes a country where all citizens are born with nine distinct personalities, and must choose only one to survive into adulthood, destroying the remaining eight on the Battleground of Dreams Forsaken.

“Dance for Me” is an exploration of how the counter-elite are seduced by the elite to join in a corrupt power structure that they may never find the courage to overthrow.

“Lady Perilous” is a song sung by a Siren who delights in luring sailors to their deaths.

Click here to learn more about the project and give your support.


Psyche Corp. has upcoming shows at QXTs in Newark, NJ on Sept. 5th, opening for Alter Der Ruine. The band will also be performing at RuffleCon in Stamford, CT on Friday October 2nd, opening for Rasputina. Click here for more info on upcoming shows.

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