Electric Dread
(Hz Castle)

The husband wife duo of Andrew Gomez and Bevin Fernandez, who omit vowels from their band name (pronounced Nervous Lovers), might be stuck in the ’80s, but we’re all better off for it. Taking nods from Bowie, Joy Division and Depeche Mode, the darkwave, synth-pop and post-punk sounds are equal parts gloomy and dreamy, as Fernandez provides the vocals that soar, while Gomez takes the baritone route, eliciting a more dismal atmosphere. Forceful guitar playing, plenty of focused synth work, calculated percussion and occasional sax fill in the blanks, as the album finds a unique and accomplished place to reside in today’s electro-pop scene.

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