If you want garish '80s-inspired synthpop, this EP hits you like an explosion of silly string and glitter glue.
Two years after their brilliant video mash-up of Labyrinth and The Never Ending Story turned heads, Los Angeles synthpop duo Josh D'Elia and Jeffrey Chernick are back with a new EP called Electric. If you're familiar with Story of the Running Wolf, you know just how gloriously garish things will get with these guys. If you're new to them, however, brace yourselves for some all-out, devout '80s pop worship. It's high-gloss, but most importantly the hooks are ever-present, which you'll hear on every track.
"This EP is the culmination of the magic we've experienced as a band thus far," the pair tell PopMatters. "Lasers in the night, dust-covered unicorns, neon spirits in places both familiar and strange, highs and lows, light and dark. We tried to capture as much of this feeling as possible, and can't wait to finally share the music with everyone!"
Electric is out today. Check it out, and listen for the WarGames reference.