By: Gracie Roberts
The long-awaited release of Hot Pink Delorean’s debut album is right around the corner. Following another successful year of EP releases and worldwide tours, the Boston trio are excited to come back at full strength for the release of The Revenge of Sisyphus. An album of no less than nineteen tracks, this LP marks the group’s first release on their own imprint Delorean Music Company. From smooth, groovy beats to more in-your-face basslines, The Revenge of Sisyphus captures a club-ready blend of techno, house, and prog pinned together by a solid electro backbone.
Hot Pink Delorean was formed in the Fall of 2007 by members Chris Barlow, Jon Spero, and Matt Simmers. Four years and four EPs later, HPD has since remixed artists like Britney Spears, Pixie Lott, and Basshunter in addition to a long list of underground talent. Hot Pink Delorean has also enjoyed the privilege of touring Canada, the UK, Germany, France, Sweden, Austria, and Poland, in addition to the States, where they have enthralled tens of thousands of fans.
The Revenge of Sisyphus’ lengthy musical odyssey begins with “I Surrender,” a danceable track with 80’s vocals that dominate a punchy drum beat and sharp-edged synths.
“Excite Music” features large, reverberant vocals with lyrics that command listeners to put their hands up, a response that is almost instinctive when listening to track of such high energy and fervor.
Several tracks have already been released from of HPD’s upcoming album, but all come together to play out like a real journey from start to finish. Rave bangers such as “My Favorite” and “Move It (feat. Rory Lyons)” illustrate Hot Pink Delorean’s ability to incorporate big vocals and even bigger breakdowns into their sound.
“Watch the Sunrise” and “Blew Steal,” also released earlier this year, have gained notoriety by charting on sites like Beatport and Trackitdown. While exuding more relaxed tones with dreamy interwoven synthwork, these tracks still manage to keep spirits high with their zest and musical gusto.
The party continues with the album’s closing track, “Right Over Here.” It combines a snappy beat with sounds of brass, resulting in a funk-filled cut that serves as the perfect coda to such a diverse collection of tracks.
In The Revenge of Sisyphus, Hot Pink Delorean has provided its fans with a complete artistic statement that summarizes all that is great about the party-starting trio. With previously released tracks that have been featured on radio shows by artists like Benny Benassi and Tiësto, Revenge stands a chance at leading a great year-ending charge and placing the trio on a slew of “best of 2011” lists.
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