Straight outta Denton, Texas but sounding more like the house band at London's famed goth club the Batcave, or the Faint lacing up their Doc Martens for a Skinny Puppy show the Undoing of David Wright are perfect post-modern electro-punks. The trio's tunes feature Lethal Larz's sneering, snot-nosed enunciation and hollow, propulsive beats throbbing like the halcyon days of industrial rockers such as Pop Will Eat Itself but lack the abrasiveness of that time, thanks to some serious pop chops. Attractive and Popular lean toward the danceable end of the post-punk spectrum; think a less-spiky Rapture, Joy Division on uppers or XTC in its early, whirling-dervish days. In fact, their synth-bops would cause even the stodgiest new-wave preppies to unbutton their Izod shirts and let loose. St. Louis' own dark-synth gurus The Bureau open.
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