Rey Pila’s “Fangs” Is A Synth-Ridden Spook Fest

Rey Pila’s “Fangs” Is A Synth-Ridden Spook Fest

Sink your teeth into this synth-rock smash, just in time for Halloween.

Sink your teeth into this synth-rock smash, just in time for Halloween.

Text: Vanessa Bermudez

Rey Pila, the band from Mexico City who sound like they’re from an 80s synth-ridden future, are hot off the heels of the release of their Wall of Goth EP, and already bringing us another wall of sound to dance around to. Hand-picked by Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas who signed them to his indie imprint Cult Records, they released hauntingly eerie track “Fangs” last Friday, just in time for the Day of the Dead.

With seductive riffs and dark synths bleeding into each other in a way reminiscent of Depeche Mode, the track feels like a sonic culmination of the late night thoughts you can’t run away from. Vocalist Diego Solórzano paints a night's inevitable ending with an ominous brush, professing: “I feel scared tonight / I’ve been lonely and tired waiting on you.” Clever lines loop into themselves as it dawns on you that though you can’t run, you can learn how to give in.

Alex Soto

On the new cut, the band tells that "Fangs" is "a little treat for this Halloween/Day of the Dead. The song was conjured in the depths of a studio in the darkness of the LA hills, and is part of a series of loose songs recorded this year." Mixing was overseen by Chris Coady, who’s worked with the likes of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and TV On The Radio, with production by PJ Bianco. Don't leave this banger off your Halloween party playlist.

Listen to the track below.

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