Although, since the mid â€˜80s, Seattle has been a breeding ground for successful grunge and indie acts, Viper Creek Club is out to prove that the city can embrace other genres with just as much skill.
Viper Creek Clubâ€™s self-released LP, Letters, is a sophisticated blend of pop and electro, layering smooth vocals over just enough keyboards to make the music highly danceable. Listening to this album is like downing a good mixed drink: everything is blended together in such a way that itâ€™s over before you realize it and that youâ€™ve hardly noticed when one track ends and another begins.
Both band members, Mat Wisner and Brandon Jensen, have a background in musical production, so itâ€™s no surprise that they would make an album of such high quality. â€œElizaâ€ sounds nearly like a remix on the musical level, but the clear vocal delivery shows that this is how the band sounds normally.
Fans of bands like Foals or Klaxons should sample â€œElizaâ€ or â€œYour Paris,â€ a slow-burner with steady drums and bells, as everything seems to get louder and more urgent. Viper Creek Clubâ€™s album is incredibly rich, layered, engaging, and highly recommended.