September 2015 National CD Reviews

Review: Rey Pila – The Future Sugar

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ReyPila

Rey Pila
The Future Sugar

Cult Records
Street: 07.15
Rey Pila = Tears for Fears + Crystal Castles + Joy Division

Five years after their debut self-titled album, Rey Pila have come out with their sophomore effort The Future Sugar, and it is well worth the wait. The Mexico City natives truly have a sound of their own, pairing dark synth driven melodies, ’80s goth-inspired instrumentals and vocals reminiscent of acts such as Tears for Fears and Simple Minds. The second track, entitled “White Night,” embodies this combination of sounds with a hypnotic beat paired with a distorted bass driven synth melody. The album’s excellence comes as no surprise, as former The Strokes front man Julian Casablanca and his label Cult Records helped bring The Future Sugar to life. The Future Sugar is an amazing dark and hypnotic collection of songs with and ’80s feel and modern appeal. –Connor Brady