10.08.2015 — “Under Bright Neon Stars” by The Foreign Resort

The Foreign Resort

If you only listen to one song today, make it “Under Bright Neon Stars” by The Foreign Resort (2015, from the forthcoming EP The American Dream).

The Foreign Resort is a darkwave/new wave/post-punk trio from Copenhagen. They’ve been around since 2006, and they’ve released two albums, a few singles, and a few EPs. Their 2014 album New Frontiers earned a lot of praise, and now they have a new EP called The American Dream coming out on October 23 via Moon Sounds Records.

I had never heard of The Foreign Resort until I got a promo copy of the EP in the mail bag. I was certainly very intrigued by this list of bands who they’ve played with: Slowdive, A Place to Bury Strangers, Swervedriver, DIIV, and The Soft Moon. I like all of those bands a lot, so it gave me more reason to think that I would like this. I wasn’t disappointed.

I like the whole EP, and the first song — “The New Blood” — is the one that impressed me the most. Although it’s not nearly as dark, it really reminds me of first album by The Soft Moon. The only song that I’m permitted to share, however, is this:

“Under Bright Neon Stars” by The Foreign Resort

It sounds kind of like they blended some of the darker than dark songs from The Cure’s Pornography with some of their brighter stuff from Wish or Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me. I like it.

About dlee

North Carolina born and bred. I'm a restaurant guy who spends free time listening to music, watching hockey and playing Scrabble. I have a bachelor's degree in political science and I will most likely never put it to use. View all posts by dlee

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