Friday, April 13, 2018
Jam of the Day: Gang Gang Dance - "Lotus"
It always makes me nervous when an edgy band I like takes a more pop-leaning turn, as 9 times out of 10 they end up erasing what made them special to begin with. Gang Gang Dance have always been a gloriously odd art-pop collective whose releases get quirkier and quirkier. However, "Lotus," from their upcoming sixth record Kazuashita, shows the band crafting elegant pop, while still retaining the charm that drew me to them in the first place. It's a mesmerizing transition.