Singles Club: DRÆMINGS + DZ Deathrays + Monster Rally

Consider Singles Club your musical matchmaker. I do hope you'll give all these ready to mingle bachelors and bachelorettes your ear as you listen to some new favorite tunes. Read on in the hopes of finding your musical love connection.

What started life as a solo outlet for Kimi Recor has become a full-fledged band, a foursome that as DRÆMINGS creates some rather majestic industrial and architectural synthpop. "Loveless" draws inspiration from our strangely isolated while overly accessible social condition, with Recor explaining; "I do think loneliness is a part of the human condition, but it seems the more 'connected' we are, the less connected we are." I couldn't agree more. Recor's haunted vocals and the expansive sheen of the band's noise make this quite a listen.

These days, I feel like a meltdown (especially on a Sunday night) is always a possibility. In the case of DZ Deathrays and their rambunctious "Total Meltdown," that's a good thing. This rowdy little rock and roller might just make you want to go out and wreak some havoc, which I suspect the Brisbane duo would approve of.

And then there's Monster Rally. LA-via-Cleveland Ted Feighan's "Toucans" is a throwback to another time, a time when gents wore impeccable suits and ladies sported graceful dresses and lunchtime probably included a number of cocktails. The song comes across like a soundtrack to a 60s movie, possibly starring a member of the Rat Pack (Dino would be my pick) and probably set in some exotic tropical locale. Some studiously updated beats add a modern touch, but this kind of noise is on the timeless side.

[posted 12.10.17]


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