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Screen Vinyl Image, the Arlington goth-pop duo, is really, really good at synthy, disaffected cool. The group just released two songs from its upcoming full-length, and they kind of do to Screen Vinyl Image’s most immediate touchstone—-The Jesus and Mary Chain—-what Curve did to My Bloody Valentine once upon a time: that is, add even more density and way sharper beats. The first song, “Revival,” is especially white-hot: It explodes from programmed throb to distorted fuckery to a gloomy, totally driveable verse. Serve in a black Camaro, with an animal skull dangling from the rear-view.
Strange Behavior ships on CD next week. The vinyl version is out in January. Take a listen to “Revival” and “Night Trip” below.
LISTEN: Screen Vinyl Image – “Revival”
Screen Vinyl Image – “Night Trip”