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Second Stage: Fading Collection

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Fading Collection
Shane Williams

Listening to Fading Collection through headphones while I sit at an office desk is cruel. The band's charged electro-dance-rock makes me wish I was at a crowded dark club with pulsing strobe lights. The overdriven synths and rattling drums are perfect for anyone prone to tearing up dance floors late into the night.

Though the '90s rave scene passed, Fading Collection's latest EP Attakk recalls the jolting sounds of electronica bands like The Prodigy and The Crystal Method. With Sarah McGuinn’s breathy melodies, Fading Collection packages the group's explosive energy in shorter indie-pop tracks rather than techno marathons. The group's members may rely on electronics to create a spacy industrial aesthetic, but, as they noted on the cover, “this recording is auto-tune free.”

Take a listen to "March Rabbits."  (You might need to check your blood pressure after).

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