Thursday 6 February 2014

Work Drugs - The Good In Goodbye

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If you take into account a sessions album and a compilation of early singles, then Philadelphia's Work Drugs are on the verge of releasing their seventh album, 'Insurgents'. The only formed in 2010, so that's mightily impressive. Perhaps that means that there are such a thing as work drugs, and that this lot consume them by the bucket-load; it also dismissed our guess that "work drugs" was actually a plea. Anyway, more new tunes are on the way and the standard remains high. The first single from the forthcoming album is an energetic one for a band often considered to be dreampop. It's called 'The Good In Goodbye' and is out on March 4th.

Featuring guest vocals from Kat Bean of Amanda X, this is more like a groovy and a times heady electro-pop track. It rides along the line of being a chillout tune and something you can dance to. I guess that would depend on your current state of mind. What sound like retro keyboards are used in combination with a tight bass and drums rhythm section that secures the song like an anchor, making sure that it's never devoid of substance. The soft-voiced verses gradually give way until layers of vocals are jostling for space. Guys, we've got a review pile of about a million submissions to get through. Any chance you could whack us some work drugs in the mail? Thanks.

Work Drugs' website

Pre-order the album

Catch them live:

11 April 2014 – Boot and Saddle, Philadelphia, PA
12 April 2014 – Union Pool, Brooklyn, NY
16 April 2014 – Bug Jar, Rochester, NY
17 April 2014 – Rumba, Columbus, OH
18 April 2014 – Underground Lounge, Chicago, IL
19 April 2014 – TBA

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