Not so long ago a band only needed to hail from New York City and play rock msic combined with a four on the floor beat and an extroverted lead singer and would immediately become the next big thing. Well times they are a-changing and today even NYC bands like The Flesh got to offer some more to get ears open. On their selftitled ep they try their luck with a mixture of a lot of synthies, the common artsy basic vibe and the sound pallette of 70s psychedelia.
It would kinda miss out to call this music indie rock as there is only little rock left after the brutal deconstruction this band's sound has undergone. The music is dancefloor hitting yet there is no straight pumping beat as all the Rapture epigones have it. The effect derives more from the massive 70s vibe. The Mars Volta got some new diciples for 70s prog rock here and the old stuff we all know from the radio didn't miss its effect, either. The synthies switch between 80s antiseptic coolness and 70s organ mojo, the bass is sexy and funky and the guitars add the flavor of the week. Team it up with a gifted lead singer with a charme in his voice that one can only grow in New York or maybe London and so you have a good record that is post everything and beggars all despcription.
Certainly not the next big thing but maybe one of the records the next big thing to come will be compared to by those whose taste really counts..
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