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Night Club’s newest EP, Love Casualty, is pretty damn goofy. The music goes beyond being ‘80s indebted to being a near carbon copy of ‘80s synth pop. The dark streak running throughout the music is as cartoonish as an antagonist in an ‘80’s sex comedy. What makes this EP an earworm of a listen, however, is that it’s an absolute blast even in spite of those facts. The hooks on songs like “Give Yourself Up” are unassailable in their execution. The mood is unpretentious and fun.
Just one year ago the band’s demise seemed inevitable during a show during the CBGB Festival in Times Square, shortly after it was announced that Robbie Guertin was leaving the band along with twin brothers Lee and Tyler Sargent. That left vocalist Alec Ounsworth and drummer Sean Greenhaulgh (also a multi-instrumentalist and music producer) to either pick up the pieces or continue their solo projects, as dabbled in over the years since the band began.
Yesterday, the artist offered up her first video for the new album. “Drew” is directed by well-known editor Lisa Gunning, who will be creating four more videos for Tales of Us. The tune and the video strike an ethereal and dreamy mood.