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Reviews: Dynasty Electric ~ Burning EP
Posted on Saturday, June 06, 2009 @ 18:43:14 UTC
Topic: Reviews

Artist: Dynasty Electric

CD: Burning EP

Home: Brooklyn, New York

Style: Electronic Rock

Quote: "No doubt about it, Burning will have your butt shaking and might even make you want to break out your FRANKIE SAY shirt."

By Peter Braidis

Fans of electronica-styled pop/rock can have a blast with the new EP from New York's Dynasty Electric entitled Burning. The songs are short, energetic rushes of bubbling synths, crunchy guitars, pounding drums and even the occasional theremin! Dynasty Electric are essentially a duo of vocalist/ keyboardist Jennifer DeVeau and guitar/sax/keys man Seth Misterka. The material has a great 80s meets '00s vibe as one can hear influences ranging from vets like Blondie, Missing Persons and Romeo Void to more modern day acts such as Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Goldfrapp, The Rapture and Peaches.

It's all good fun and rocks as much as it grooves. Without a doubt, the highlight is the electric opener "Closer To Contact" with its killer dance/rock feel and biting guitars doing battle with percolating synths and some damn fine drumming (drummer Chad Hodge certainly adds some color to the sound). DeVeau's sexed-up vocals are what really carry the tune though, and shine throughout the EP. The title track features some wailing sax and various spacey sounds (I can only assume that's a theremin being abused), and "Move My Feet" is a great dance floor song which sounds right out of 1984.

The odd "Apoca Lips" has a slightly darker edge to it, while "Megaphone" gets a bit funky while still being very electronica based. Perhaps "Something Good" cuts things a little too close -- it sounds like a Goldfrapp outtake and is the weakest cut here. No doubt about it though, Burning will have your butt shaking and might even make you want to break out your FRANKIE SAY shirt. Hopefully not, but it would be most understandable.

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