For Immediate Release: March 1, 2016
Chicago's genre-busting, celestially riotous Sexy Fights create sounds that seem equally beamed in from the past, the future, underground and from the skies. Retro disco sounds merge with psych-rock textures while soaring vocals meet futurist synthscapes, all evoking the classic and the modern in a body of work that subverts the fashionably vintage for a thrillingly propulsive new world style.
Noisey premiered the leading single and video from the band's forthcoming debut LP late last year -- the band's first release since 2012's self-titled debut EP. "Bending Light" fits somewhere on the spectrum between the Knife, Tame Impala, and Black Moth Super Rainbow, with vibrant female vocals, warm electronics, and elevated beats: "A throbbing night-time cut that polished modern-day synth pop with an '80s sheen" (Consequence of Sound).
The accompanying video, directed by acclaimed independent filmmaker Stephen Cone, was inspired by the strong female narrative videos of the '80s, ie Pat Benatar's 'Love is a Battlefield,' Til Tuesday's 'Voices Carry,' and Cyndi Lauper's 'Time After Time.' Cone discusses the video concept in an exclusive interview with Noisey's Andrea Domanick.
Consequence of Sound premiered the next single -- a much darker track with an unconventional structure. "The End" blossoms early on and floats along, propelled forward by Jordan Rose Brzezinski's brooding lead vocals. "Sexy Fights aren't your run-of-the-mill dreap pop act..." writes Michelle Geslani at CoS. "If you find yourself questioning the limits of genres and time-specific music, well... Sexy Fights have successfully done their job."
Sexy Fights' debut LP Too Far Out releases March 4th via FeelTrip Records, but is streaming in full today at Consequence of Sound.