With their vinyl debut, Shanghai all-girl post-punkers Next Year’s Love offer up two raw and dirty cuts of their dark, ‘80s synth goodness. The A side features “Smash the Pink Bug,” a desperately infectious dirge that alternates between spare, atonal melodies and crashing guitar. The B side, “True Love Song,” takes the dance-factor up a notch with drum machine-driven, lo-fi synth-punk, topped by catchy, melodic vocals. Best of all is the mellow-sharp mix of Super Sophia and Vic’s vocals, which, interweaving high-and-urgent with deep-and-alluring, draws you into their fractured, static-pop world. A co-release with Shanghai’s Uptown Records, this 7” is pressed on baby blue vinyl and limited to 500 copies.
NEXT YEAR’S LOVE is:
Super Sophia – Vocal / Keyboard
Vic – Bass / Vocals
F – Guitar
All tracks mixed by Brad Ferguson, Shanghai CHINA
Mastering by Keith Reynaud at Heard City, New York