Nightbox - "Utopia" (MP3) (PopMatters Premiere) + Tour Dates

by PopMatters Staff

6 June 2013

“Utopia”, the new track by Toronto's Nightbox, sounds utopian, conjuring up images of a brighter, better future.

“Utopia”, the new track by Toronto disco revivalists Nightbox, sounds, well, utopian, as its gleaming synths and pulsing rhythmic elements conjures up images of a brighter, better future. When singer Jake Bitove calls out, “Take you away / Take you away / Utopia,” in his smooth, high-but-not-too-high cadence, it’s an offer that’s hard to refuse, whether he’s welcoming you to the dancefloor or some city of tomorrow. But it’s when the buzzier guitar textures enter the scene that this “Utopia” feels the most real, giving the neon-lit atmosphere some grounding.
Nightbox will be releasing its debut album later in 2013 and will be touring with Dragonette, starting next week.

6.10.13 - Red 7 -Austin, TX *
6.11.13 - Cambridge Room @ HOB - Dallas, TX *
6.14.13 - Grand Central - Miami, FL *
6.15.13 - The Social - Orlando, FL *
6.17.13 - Jack Rabbits - Jacksonville, FL *
6.18.13 - Vinyl Music Hall Pensacola, FL *
6.19.13 - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA *
6.20.13 - Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC *
6.23.13 - IOTA (w/ Matrimony) - Arlington, VA
6.24.13 - Mercury Lounge - New York, NY
6.25.13 - Middle East Upstairs - Boston, MA
8.2.13 - Summer in the Park - North Bay, ON
8.3.13 - The Grove Fest - Toronto, ON
8.4.13 - Osheaga Fest - Montreal, QB
8.9.13 - Squamish Valley Music Fest - Squamish, BC
8.11.13 - Crankworx Fest - Whistler, BC

* With Dragonette

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