Stuntwoman”/“Wavelengths,” the premier single from Chicago’s Death Valley, breathes a shimmering life into the often staid hypnagogic synth pop movement. The single delivers a synthwave flayed to its most minimal, successful components: propulsive drum machine stomps, fluttering, floating synthesizer lines, a compelling vocal presence. “Stuntwoman/Wavelengths” is very strong pop construction, triumphant and melancholy, nostalgic, and in its precise and entirely satisfying execution, music for our now.
Milwaukee youth brings the fire and fury on their first record, Manic Revision. Sharing as much influence from Boston bands such as SSD and DYS and power violence bands such as Heresy and Infest; [...]