Electro-indiepop artist Ender Bender breaks free from lockdown on “Have a Good Time”

“A gift to retro-styled dance pop / synthwave lovers… A tasty morcel of synthwave delight with just the right attitude for this gloomy Covid-laden day in age”Big Takeover Magazine

“A rapture level electro grab to the nostalgia strings”Jammerzine

“Feel-good vibing happy-go-lucky pop,.. a flashback to mid-1980s British and French pop”The Record Stache

“Positive vibing… high frequency tracks for listeners everywhere”Original Rock

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Indie pop artist Ender Bender presents his new single ‘Have A Good Time’, a retro-wave offering that is the first taster of his ‘New Era’ EP. Slated for release in late June,  this release is intended by Olguin as both an escape and a reminder of what is important – a soundtrack to help you enjoy yourself and have a good time.

Ender Bender is the solo project of composer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Eddie Olguin. After years of living a life in Los Angeles that read like a Brett Easton Ellis novel, Eddie moved to Rome in the name of love, but also found new energy and inspiration (void of scenes and scenesters) to reinvigorate his passion for music and redesign his musical career path.

Once settled in Rome, Olguin built a studio and made the transition from being a live performer to primarily a studio musician-producer.  Thus was born Ender Bender – a new catalyst for his new mission.

The material on Ender Bender’s new 5-track electro synthwave offering was written last summer in defiance of the spirit-crushing pandemic and his new obsession with the emerging retrowave/chillwave movement.

“Most of the music I have been listening to has a fun-retro 80s vibe, which served as the perfect distraction from the reality we were dealing with.  This inspired me to create an EP that would also serve as an escape for others while positively touching upon the things we were forced to face, like the importance of friends and family and of truly leaving behind the petty bullshit that takes over our daily existence – we simply need to enjoy the beauty of life,” says Eddie Olguin.

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This new EP, with its future-retro pop earworms, follows up his 2020 debut ‘EQ’ EP and singles ‘Star Killer’ and ‘Honey Lavender Girl’, released soon after the lockdown frenzy began. His first foray into studio production, this release garnered super reviews and international radio play.  

With the Covid pandemic encouraging more time in the recording studio, 2020 motivated Eddie to hone his production skills and to begin composing instrumental cinematic cues.  This led to scoring several corporate demos (for the development of a virtual reality game) and, ultimately, working as part of a busy collective of LA film composers. He has been working as a film composer ever since.

As of May 13, “Have A Good Time’ will be available across online stores and streaming platforms, including Spotify and Bandcamp.

Written, performed and produced by Eddie Olguin
Guitars by Bernhard Penzias
Mastered by Justin Weis
Recorded and mixed by Eddie Olguin in a secret Audio Lab somewhere in Rome

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