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Posted July 10, 2020 by Mike Mineo in Alternative
 
 

The Kerosene Hours – “Dance For Money”

Continuing the creative displays from The Kerosene Hours so far, “Dance For Money” is a uniquely compelling success with ample emotion. Previous tracks “Purple Heart” and “You Were In My Dreams Last Night” affirmed the Los Angeles-based project of Aaron Silverstein as a creative force, and this is a continuation.

Vocally, there’s a tonal sense of pleading, a familiarity to fans of Xiu Xiu and Jamie Stewart. Pulsing synths and emotive vocals establish a gripping initial feel, with the “think I got potential,” escalation being complemented by an effervescent synth addition. The “wish I could dance for money,” succeeds with a shimmering, anthemic charm, while lyrically conveying a sense of melancholic desperation that hits hard.

Silverstein describes the track as “a cry against domesticity, a wail against losing what makes you dangerous, and an honest desire to earn a little cash doing it.” Playing like an audible form of gripping emotional catharsis, “Dance For Money” leaves a strong impression.

“Dance For Money” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of July 2020’ Spotify playlist.

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I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound. I used to write for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine. Send your music to [email protected].