Introducing: Graveyard Club

"Graveyard ClubThis famous linguist once said that of all the phrases in the English language, of all the endless combinations of words in all of history, that 'cellar door' is the most beautiful." While this is not strictly true - the inspiration behind Karen Pomeroy's (aka Drew Barrymore's) assertion in Donnie Darko was, wrongly it seems, attributed to Edgar Allen Poe - the beauty of Graveyard Club's "Cellar Door" cannot be denied. The eponymous song off their latest album, it has already garnered the Minneapolis four-piece over a hundred thousand plays on Spotify.

The twin vocals of synth player Matthew Schufman and bassist Amanda Zimmerman draw obvious comparisons to Win Butler and Regine Chassagne of Arcade Fire, one of their key influences. The instrumentation also bears resemblance to the Canadian indie rockers' sophomore record Neon Bible and its more distinct rhythm section, though with the new wave aesthetic of the likes of New Order coming through in its ethereal electronica filling out the space.

Not only bound together by a penchant for 80s music, the band share a love of science fiction, in particular the short stories of Ray Bradbury (the chap who wrote Fahrenheit 451) , and a certain otherworldly quality comes through in their music. While Edgar Allen Poe might not take the credit for inspiring the album name, Schufman's lyrical style does draw on gothic romance and more abstract imagery. Their latest single "Ouija" is a crisp and vibrant number with catchy vocal melodies, bearing a hint of Talking Heads' David Byrne. Sounds like a beautiful combination to us.

Find out more about Graveyard Club at their Facebook page, and listen to "Ouija" right here.


One Response to “Introducing: Graveyard Club”

  1. Graham Aubrey 08/12/2017 at 10:29 pm #

    This is pure bliss. The comparison to arcade fire is bang on the money. A unique blend of musical influences has allowed them to produce a sound that is entirely their own – combine that with some exceptional lyrics and haunting vocals and you have a recipe for some serious success! Keep up the epic work guys!

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