Luxxury | The Drunk EP

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The Drunk EP

by Luxxury

Luxxury Say: Sex With Rich People. Luxxury Say: Yes, Please. Luxxury Say: dirty synths, crunchy guitars and fake drums. Disco punk-esque. New wave-y. Electro-glam.
Genre: Pop: New Wave
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1. Drunk
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2. All The Way
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3. Disco Noir
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4. Understood
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NOTE: THIS LIMITED EDITION EP IS SOLD OUT.

THE SONGS ARE AVAILABLE ON ITUNES (http://tinyurl.com/eqpe2)

SEE ALSO THE "ROCK AND ROLL (IS EVIL") CD (http://cdbaby.com/cd/luxxury3)

San Francisco-based, disco-industrial gold diggers Luxxury slink onto the scene with The Drunk EP (Omega Point Records), their four-song debut release. Mixing two parts of The Killers' amped-up New Wave techno-rock with one part Roxy Music glamour vamping, a splash of "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy"-era Rod Stewart, and a twist of irony - Luxxury serves up an intoxicating, dark pop cocktail guaranteed to make listeners lose their dancefloor inhibitions. Coming on strong with kinky guitar riffs, arousing electro beats, and a charming awareness of its own trashiness, Luxxury doesn't want to be your favorite band of all time - it just wants to be your favorite band tonight.

The Drunk EP pops its cherry with the title track, a steady synthesizer-and-bass throb with singer Buck Washington crooning about nightclubs, jet planes, young girls, and Chanel in his oily baritone. The guitar-driven Duran-cum-Berlin homage "All the Way" finds Buck intertwining his voice with that of guest vocalist Steph M, climaxing on the hook "Let's get together / here or wherever / nothing's going to keep my hands off you..." "Disco Noir" relapses into clubland, as the lyrics get way too clever for their own good ("It's so hard to tell / if she's being ironic / She dances with boys / but her hair is so les-bi-onic"). "Understood" merges the rock and electro sides of Luxxury's sound with a splurge, mixing hair-metal guitar licks and drum machines to raunchy effect.

Revelling (wallowing?) in the most perverse aspects of 70s and 80s disco/pop/rock, Luxxury could slide quite easily into a ménage à trois with The Scissor Sisters and The Darkness, while The Faint watches from the closet. And like those groups, Luxxury takes its retro-kitsch seriously, backing up its campy facade with skillful musicianship and songwriting. For all The Drunk EP's aspirations to disposability, Luxxury's smart, sharp-dressed pop will stay with listeners well beyond the morning after.

NOTE - THIS LIMITED EDITION EP IS NOW AVAILABLE ON ITUNES.


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Si Wooldridge, Synthpop Dot Net

One of the finds of the year. Four and a half stars.
There is a lot of hype surrounding New York's Scissor Sisters at the moment. Well deserved for sure, but they're not the only ones out there with the music that matches the attitude. Luxxury are another example of substance matching the style.

Whereas Scissor Sisters take their inspiration from the disco/glam-rock era, Luxxury scoot forward a few years into the new-wave era and take inspiration from Numan and a host of new wave synth and guitar bands. It's hard to do a direct comparison to anyone in particular, and that can only be a plus.

For me this is one of the finds of the year, no exaggeration.

AvR

EXCELLENT!
This CD combines dirty beats with sexy lyrics to make an awesome EP. I can not wait for thier full length album.