It’s been a minute since their last transmission, but the chakras are finally aligned for the return of Bag Raiders. LA-based Australian band Bag Raiders have dropped a new song “Vapour Trails”, their first non-club release in 5 years. “Vapour Trails” is softly spoken and understated, with a light at the end of the tunnel that grows ever bigger as the subtly unfolding arpeggio culminates in a kind of quiet, personal triumph.
Bag Raiders enjoyed a rapturous reception to their self-titled debut album in 2010, a gold-certified, ARIA-nominated affair that included slices of euphoria like mega-hit “Shooting Stars”, “Way Back Home” and “Sunlight”. In 2012, Jack Glass and Chris Stracey decamped from Sydney to Los Angeles, finding inspiration in the city’s new age of energy and alien landscapes. Glass and Stracey penned “Vapour Trails” in Paris and Sydney, then recorded the track at The Boat in Silverlake, Los Angeles.