SCHONWALD: Self-titled: 7”

It wasn’t until the very moment I started listening to this record that I realized how much a band like The Spits has in common with dreamy synth-pop bands from the ‘80s such as Pet Shop Boys or OMD. Schonwald definitely sound like the latter bands, but I still get the feeling that they are one bad, drug-frenzied night away Spitstown… That said, this is mesmerizing, beautiful music with a definite darker overtone. I like it. 

 –ty (Hozac)