Some songs go down like finely aged whiskey. The Art Crimes Band makes songs like none other. Not only is their sound especially unique given their journey, their arrangement, approach and styles that confluence is a sonic delight to dance under. This is their latest single, In the Dark of the Evening.
Whether you’re being muscled down by non-starter, boring conversation or just traveling, this is guaranteed to make your head turn. The Art Crimes Band open with just an acapella style opening, so that the instrument drop feels special. Now, any other band would have made a loud, presence-felt mess of the opening. Audio that feels hasty. This group slides in smoothly, imitating motions in the dark. It is important to hear those transitions, they revel in the detail of their music. The accents and flourishes in the middle of the verse parts is enjoyable, a delectable surprise of sorts. Hearing the whole track makes you feel excited, like a high using only the right notes.
Then you see the scene the song sets. It is a dance, a dangerous dance within frame. Reminded me of movies like Focus, The Italian Job. There is a lot to learn that we can visualize within the scene, but the rendezvous takes convulsions we don’t get to gauge. It is a superb effort by a band that has settled into making some of the sharpest sounding arrangements in the indie band scene. Check out their tracks like Neon Skyline & If Only, for beautiful audio narratives. Follow them for some resounding compositions!