The mystery behind KNTRLR is fitting. The duo made up of Charles and Michael produce dark yet dance-worthy electronic music with an indie rock backbone. It's as if the Walkmen transported themselves to a skuzzy underground NYC club in the '80s, and we can't get enough of it. Today we're excited to premiere "XXX," the first single off their upcoming debut LP, The Great Filter. Stream the enigmatic track above.
"The original version of the song was slower, sounded green and white and reminded us of Miami," Michael confesses. "Granted I've never been to Miami and the bulk of my knowledge about Miami comes from Will Smith and the Miami Vice theme song. Chuck however goes all the time and drinks mojitos and hangs out in rooms w/ long white curtains blowing everywhere. By the time we were done with the song I realized I'd written a godless pep talk to my kids to listen to after I inevitably get ran over by a bus.
"Misc note: The bridge is a direct rip off of Madonna's "Hung Up," which is one of our favorite songs."
The Great Filter is slated for a February 24 release via Goodnight Records. Watch the album trailer below.