Kate Boy – “The Way We Are”

Disappointed that The Knife’s new album is an inaccessible, brutal assault on your ears and mind? Wish there were more Deep Cuts-era dark electronic pop songs and fewer twenty-minute long washes of ambient nothingness? If so, the three Swedes and one Australian who make up Kate Boy have got your back.

With “In Your Eyes” the band struck the perfect balance between soaring pop choruses and that dark edginess that Scandinavians often do so well, and they’ve come back strong with “The Way We Are,” a pummelling, immediate track that again combines interesting production with a belter of a chorus. Listen to the track and check out Kate Boy’s current US tour dates below.

06/06 – New York, NY @ Santos Party House
06/08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
06/09 – Toronto, ON @ Wrong Bar
06/10 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
06/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
06/13 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop

(Stereogum)