It’s become a well worn cry at this point, but it still bears repeating. If you aren’t familiar with the singular sound of Eighty Ninety, what the hell are you waiting for?
The James’ brothers have been cooking up and dishing out some of music’s better alt-pop parts since their debut two years ago, continuing that trend today with their first single of 2018. “Dream,” a melodic meditation on a romance gone astray, dazzles from the drop with rousing plucks and lead singer Abner’s undeniable vocals setting the tone. From there the cut picks up steam as electroni-pop synthscapes add texture and tempo-keeping percussive elements drive the upbeat melody home. Another rotation mainstay from the boys? You know that’s right.
Stream the original mix below, keep those ears open for their upcoming Bowery Beach Road EP, and don’t make me say it again…get to know these guys now!