I am so into the whole ’80s synth pop revival that since 2009 has inspired musicians with an obvious love for dark and brooding shoegaze to create some of the best dreampop out. There are few bands that capture the emotional intensity and pop sensibility of New Order and The Cure’s sentimental fascination with love like Craft Spells.
If you’ve found yourself having a summer that sucks more balls than Elton John at a coming out party, you may find solace at the Black Cat this Thursday (7/28) when Craft Spells take the stage along with Gardens and Villa (come early, I’ve heard they are great live too) and Race of Robots.
TVD’s got a pair of tickets to give away. For a chance to win, leave a comment telling us how Craft Spells will cure your summer woes or elevate your already good summer to practically perfect status.
And since their label, Brooklyn, NY’s Captured Tracks, are dear hearts and were feeling extra generous, we have a copy of Craft Spells’ Idle Labor on vinyl up for grabs as well.
We will pick one winner who will win BOTH tickets and vinyl on Wednesday (7/27) at noon.
P.S. Every time I look at the cover of Idle Labor, I’m reminded of New Order’s cover of Power, Corruption and Lies.