“Beards Again” – MSTRKRFT
Wow! Jesse F. Keeler and Al-P are back with a surprise track. Released last week, this in-your-face song is surely a taste of what MSTRKRFT has in store for their next LP. The song opens with a twitching synth and electric guitar for the heaviest 90’s hair band. A third of the way through we lose the synth and the drum really starts to kick-in (reminiscent of JFK’s recently reunited Death From Above 1979). I pick up the sample as the frenzy escalates making any seasoned headbanger dizzy. Just when you can’t take it any more, the drums speed up and fade out. Bam! A huge drop into a synth heavy, dance craze fitting any Euro club. And just like that, it stops. Part dance-punk, part metal, part electronic; all awesome.
No word on an album release yet, but you can get the full track free from MSTRKRFT’s site.