I remember being excited when i brought home a new copy of Midnight Juggernauts' first LP Dystopia when it first came out in 2007, but i don't remember why.
Now their new single 'This New Technology' is exciting but, fuck me silly, i don't know why.
It still has that epic Juggers sound, with those ominous synths and portentous harmonies. But it's moved somewhere farther afield, with a sound influenced by the likes of Pink Floyd and The Doors. Yes, yes - it harks back to 70s pop, as their drummer Daniel Stricker recently told Pedestrian.
Like the first time around, this Midnight Juggernauts release is exciting because their music infects its listeners with a thing called "party". Subsequently i'm very happy right now: i'm stuck back late at work and it's dinner time, but this new single is on repeat so i don't mind starving a little longer.
Midnight Juggernauts - This New Technology
They stop by Sydney's Metro Theatre on November 6, with support from Cut Off Your Hands and Seekae.
The new album will be out early 2010.