The Dig is bringing back the groove in their new EP, Bloodshot Tokyo. This is their third album, and it’s a refreshing reveal. Bloodshot Tokyo has a fun and cohesive sound, reminding me of the kind of dance-rock you’d hear at a roller-skating rink. More than that, they manage to meld smooth bass lines with hypnotizing vocals and slow-burning synth. Tracks such as “Tired of Love” jump right into clean vocals with a dreamy keyboard backdrop. That is, until the chorus, where the bass and drums kick in and deliver a beat that will keep you humming the tune long after the song is over. Other tracks on the album provide excellent lead-ins and set up the desired mood, which is most often groovy. When it comes right down to it, The Dig have made a break from their past two releases and in doing so have found a style that really works.
Recommended If You Like: The Cure, Apples in Stereo, Generationals
Recommended Tracks: 4 (Bleeding Heart (You are the One)), 5 (Tired of Love), 10 (Simple Love)
Do Not Play: N/A
Written by Savannah Adams on 02/10/2017