Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Nightlife release EP
By August Smith
Ann Arbor synth-pop duo Nightlife- namely, Darin Rajabian and Caroline Myrick- just released a ridiculously catchy EP of blissed-out and glossy disco songs. Seriously, guys, it’s really catchy. This is kind of a warning for those of you who don’t enjoy having a song like “Lightspeed” stuck in-between your ears for 48+ hours.
The EP of six songs is stylistically consistent; Caroline’s airy and melodic vocals soaring over Darin’s round-sounding analog synth sounds and ‘80s-throwback strings, all of it kept rigidly in place by spastic drum machines. As far as lyrics go, this EP is as sappy as those little candy hearts with “maybe tonight?” printed on them. “Once upon a time, there was a boy and a girl/ and they were head over heels for each other” begins “Fever.” It would almost be cheesy if it wasn’t so damn good.
And just look at that bandcamp page. That screams “Valentine’s Day” to me. Have a listen and buy it for your sweetheart on Monday. Inadvertently support local music with your romance, I guess.
Check out the full EP here (for “Name your price” dollars), and the group’s tumblr and Facebook as well! Nightlife has an upcoming show on February 18 in Chesterfield, so if you are in the area, go and support the show. I command thee.