Electro-Pop Noise-Rockers Make Few Mistakes in Multifarious Mind-Melt

Errors

Come Down With Me

Rock Action Records

Kitchen-sink dance bands like Errors hit you the only way they know how, by teasing genres into an indie rave potpourri. Even with more fingerpicked post-rock and mellow breakdowns than Holy Fuck, nothing on Come Down With Me will mindfreak you to the point of hanging upside-down in Times Square. Still: 8-Bit, ambient, noise, italo disco, electro — all down.

First banger of note is “A Rumour in Africa,” the stuttering, intricate single glued together by a vocoder-melting yell that sounds like a mech-elephant in a sexy virtual safari. This exotic aural cut gives way to the Ladytron part-deux of “Supertribe,” a clean, electro world with less outside genre influence, then slides into the minor-key minimal “Antipode”, an emo-teen gamer theme with tinges of American Football.

After the breathy No Age ambience of “The Erskine Bridge,” shit gets heavy: “Jolomo” robocops back to the reliable electro pulse that Errors seems to favor, gradually adding synth quirks until you’re sassified. Closers “The Black Tent” and “Beards” gobble more Afro-guitar licks and drum hits, more math-rock signatures, more of everything gourmet until you’re stuffed like a Bellagio buffet.

The album reads like a bits-of-hits mix tape, lassoing subgenres until they’re bound together in a well-researched and diverse album. One word of advice, though: You gotta pick your favorite colors, dudes, otherwise it starts to sound like brown.

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