Holy Ghost's new release picks up where their somewhat brilliant last release, 'Dumb Disco Ideas', left off.
This is similarly dumb and fun disco inspired pop but where 'Dumb Disco Ideas' was sassy with its excessively punky synths and Arthur Russell-style moog 'Teenagers In Heat' is far less aloof. There is an intensely melodic nature to this track - listening to it is like mainlining Wham! bars whilst listening to Yellow Magic Orchestra.
The pitch-adjusted synths zip along atop a chugging drum beat and ridiculously rapid hi-hats whilst a series of bells ring out a melody that grants the track a Japanese feel. It's ridiculously over the top but it is precisely this fact that makes it as enjoyable as it is - and the instrumental version only emphasises how extreme the track is. It might not have quite the long-lasting appeal of Holy Ghost!'s best work, but it's pretty likeable all the same.
The new album from Holy Ghost!, Dynamics, is out on DFA on 10 September. Check out the video for 'Teenagers In Heat' below or download the track for free from Soundcloud.Holy Ghost! drop a new single.