Rilo Kiley alum Blake Sennett started a new band last year – Night Terrors of 1927. Today, they released their EP “Guilty Pleas” in a self-categorized “Dark Pop” genre.
“Fall into You”
Possibly the “dark” and sad counterpart to dream pop, Night Terrors of 1927 has a definite dark wave feel, especially with the beginning loops of “Fall into You.” However, the “pop” aspect of “dark pop,” fits in with tracks such as “Dust and Bone,” which has a happier, electropop sound – particularly at the 0:22 mark – almost a CHVRCHES “oohhh ohhh ahh ahhh” vocals-turned-to-electrobeats effect. While depressing in terms of lyrics, the crescendo of choir “ohh ohhh ahhh ohh” vocalizations and the female harmonizing of the ending chorus in “Dust and Bone” builds it into a more hopeful sounding track – like a dark Polyphonic Spree.
“Dust and Bone”
You can buy the EP on iTunes: http://atlr.ec/1iS1WkK