A throbbing, possibly sinister synth gives way to a bright, synth-rock tune, and just when you think you’re gonna get a typically catchy confection (“Sugar Sweet”), Instant Empire throws you a wild curve that’s much more compelling. The singer commands the mic in a sing/speak voice, the guitar kerrangs behind him as the synth howls. It’s a most unusual song that’s a prelude to the out-of-the box (yet memorable) songs that follow. The solemn, serious and affecting “Impossibly Perfect” has a British vibe and cool guitar tone, while “Black Moon” is powered by spry, upbeat energy and alluring echo effects underneath that make the song a winner. Heck, this whole Denver- based enterprise deserves attention.
Seeking: Label, Distribution
Style: Indie Rock