Everyone’s carnal desires are biting back with a vengeance.
Trent Reznor has made a lifelong career of music that pushes people out of their comfort zone. Under the moniker of Nine Inch Nails, he introduced a generation to bondage and angst. Although Gone Girl was snubbed for a soundtrack Oscar nom this year, it is a powerfully haunting album.
With Maine's starry-eyed sincerity and Kline's cool pop sigh, it feels more rooted in intimacy than partying -- and that's something we can get down with.
It seems blog hype doesn't always lead to a rise and fall. If the cards are played right, the only direction you can go is up. Gardens & Villa are talented enough to follow that route.