Leading up to their upcoming album, Actions, Detroit’s Turn To Crime have shared “Light,” the second taste of what’s to come from the full-length Actions.
We shared “Prince of Slackers” earlier, and much like that track, “Light” touches on solid influences, with frontman Derek Stanton’s vocals displaying a callous, uncaring tone, and faded, crunchy guitars make the song feel simultaneously contemporary and nostalgic. But the real winning element here is the percussion and rhythm section, which at times sound like garbage cans being banged on from another room, while a LCD Soundsystem-esque cowbell is being rattled on to add a touch of sunniness to “Light.”
Somehow, Turn To Crime draws just enough from their influences to make it feel like we’ve heard this before, but their twists and turns help their music feel like you’re on to the next big thing.
Actions is out April 28th on Mugg & Bopp, and is available for pre-order here.