CUT CITY: Exit Decades: CD

Very much like Joy Division, yes, but minus Ian Curtis’s dark drawl, the poignant-yet-hopeful vocals of Cut City’s Max J. Hansson gives the form an immediacy that feels neither dated nor derivative, but moving and even necessary. What better way to dance away the darkness than with thick basslines, nimble percussions, and echoing siren guitars? Very good and highly recommended if you’re into the above-mentioned, Soft Cell, Echo and the Bunnymen, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and the like.

 –susan (GSL)