The Faint / Egowerk
As a long time fan of The Faint I’m always very pumped when new music hits my speakers. Egowerk is easily one of their most ambitious albums to date, and that’s saying lot about a band who has never really played by the rules. What you’re getting is a hook laden masterwork of how to fuse what is old into what is new. Never far from their 80’s synth influences, these tracks bounce with dance floor energy, almost to the brim. But just when you think you know what direction these tracks are going to lead you, the Faint veers into uncharted territory, pulls the rug out enough to make you slightly uncomfortable, and then brings you back to safety. I can’t think of a more exciting album in recent memory, and I can say that Egowerk is going to be in heavy rotation at my house for a good long while!