This Dallas, Texas trio brings together the sounds of the post punk ‘80s and synth pop to the present in an exciting and catchy way. This brand new album has ten songs that will make you hit the replay button over and over again.
Starting off strong with “How To Survive The End Of Time,” the album just gets better and better as you go deeper into it. Lots of reverb, angsty vocals, old sounding keyboards, and the odd bit of saxophone that mixes melody with a touch of no wave makes this one a lot of fun to listen to. The band has really grown since they first started, mostly due to all of the shows that they’ve played, which really shows in the maturity of the music. The songs are strong, with the playing showing raw emotion and energy that just jumps out of the speakers and into your ears, filling you with the spirit of a retro sound that makes your legs move, your head nodding and the uncontrollable urge to dance. “White Flashes” is just an amazing song with the keyboards giving off great effects, the drumming just pounding away, and the vocals just adding to the perfection of the track. This would be great to hear in a club. The production is not razor sharp, but it wouldn’t sound right that way, it has just enough dirt to it that it adds to the total sound of the album.
I really can’t say anything bad about this album…well maybe I can, it’s not long enough! This is the kind of band that will become your new favorite and then drive you crazy to have to own everything by them. You guys can always send me your stuff…lol. (Rick Ecker)