Singles Club: DRÆMINGS + DZ Deathrays + Monster Rally
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.