Delorean, Transatlantic KK

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

If you're lamenting the apparent dissolution of indie dance-punk favorites Out Hud, look no further than Delorean for a fix of that very particular brand of reverb-laden electronic pop. But while the arpeggiator is left running for the duration and you'll hear more dub bubbles than your average Jamaican playground, there are moments when the group breaks free. On "Apocalypse Ghetto Blast" they invite Lady O. to inaugurate what they're calling "breakhop" and "Apocalypse Night Fight" slows the tempo down to a crawl and indulges their dub fixation even more than usual. If you're too fond of the formula to have time for experiments, though, the first five songs should have you set. That batch culminates in the excellent "As Time Breaks Off," whose climax will have you off your seat and dancing in your cubicle — trust me.