MARDOU: You’re Not Going to Live Forever: Cassette

Really interesting, grungy post-punk, that, despite combining two of my most loathed “revival” subgenres, I am really digging. Combining melodic, jangly guitar lines over early New Order-esque dancey rhythms and more straightforward Milk Music-style heavy-but-catchy noise, Mardou comes across as sincerely emotive rather than simply faux-nostalgic rehashers. Recommended.

 –Dave William (Let’s Pretend)