Artist Name: White Flight
Members: Justin Roelofs
Album Year: 2010
Active: 2006 – Present
White Flight is the name given to the solo project of Justin Roelofs, a now ex-member of the indie-rock band The Anniversary until their split in 2004. This track ‘Panther’ comes from his single release in 2010, after having already released a self-titled album back in 2006. Roelofs sound in his solo work differs quite a bit from what he contributed to The Anniversary, with his previous band making more mainstream, pop-emo/rock music. After his first solo release, Roelofs literally disappeared from the U.S. just prior to its public release, later telling the media that he went to live in the jungles and towns of Peru, Guatemala, Hawaii and New Zealand. The sound that Roelofs has put into his single releases, as well as his 2010 album ‘White Ark’, comes from his experiences with hallucinogenic and medical plant-life that he partook in while overseas. While his new music isn’t necessarily revolutionary in any sense, certain tracks have distinct and rememberable melodies, which may have to do with the electronica group Ratatat’s involvement with production.
A Ratatat-esq track ‘Dream Lover’, with shots of the wildman Roelof: