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The Virgins - Strike Gently

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Strike Gently by The Virgins
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  • CD on Cult Records (CLT0012)
  • Artist: The Virgins
  • Label: Cult Records
  • Genres: Rock
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  • LP on Cult Records (CLT0011)
  • Artist: The Virgins
  • Label: Cult Records
  • Genres: Rock
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(1 review) 4/10

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4/10 according to on Fri 08 Mar, 2013

There was some debate in our office as to what this record was going to sound like, with a mysterious female hand holding a burning matchbook on the front cover, and the band name not really suggesting any genre in particular. We discussed how it might be gnarly garage, or maybe some kind of gothy coldwave, maybe some kind of hair metal or sleek electronic pop. That said, it’s their third album so who’s really the fool here?

Either way, what I wasn’t expecting was the late-’80s FM radio AOR which actually burst forth from the speakers, sounding painfully like a cross between Dire Straits and Don Henley. It has the occasional smattering of Vampire Weekend Afro-bounce or Roxy Music slink, but I cannot bring myself to recommend it. Your dad might like it but I feel like I’m stuck at the world’s worst wedding reception.

Press release

“[The Virgins are] making reliably honest, memorable music...their next album is definitely something to look forward to.”—Rolling Stone

Cult Records is set to release Strike Gently, the long-awaited second full length from critically acclaimed New York-based band the Virgins, on March 12th. The album was recorded in NYC at the East Village Recording Center underneath the site of the storied former rock club Brownies and produced by The Unicorn Parade (Johnny T. Yerington and Gus Oberg). Cult Records founder Julian Casablancas notes, “When I first saw the Virgins I was psyched there was such a rad new band from NYC. Donald’s such an awesome guy and it’s great to meet someone who’s such a true artist. I think they’ve made a classic record and we’re really excited they chose to work with us.”

The forthcoming record follows up on the Virgins’ 2008 self-titled debut, which NME raved was “jam-packed with pop hits” and Entertainment Weekly called “punchy and slinky and over before you know it, but good, dirty fun while it lasts,” while SPIN noted that “these New York kids reflect the mirror-ball gleam of primo INXS and Emotional Rescue–era Rolling Stones onto the lives of today’s young, rich, and wasted.”

Tracklisting:

1.

Prima Materia

2.

Wheel of Fortune

3.

Flashback, Memories, and Dreams

4.

Figure on the Ice

5.

Impressions of You

6.

What Good is Moonlight

7.

Travel Express (from me)

8.

The Beggar

9.

Amelia

10.

Blue Rose Tattoo

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