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Chick Quest – “Down In A Crypt”

Chick Quest channels dance-y post-punk and 60’s western soundtracks, creating playful and grungy tracks like “Down In A Crypt,” the second single off their upcoming sophomore album, Model View Controller. With its creeping synth melody, punching guitar riffs, and lead singer Ryan White’s sharp and undulating vocals, the track is dance-inducing to say the least, along the lines of rockabilly-meets-mosh pits at a late-night smoky dive bar. The video shows the band in their home base, Vienna (Austria), up to the no good shenanigans the track and lyrics call for…

Down in a crypt my life depicts
All the gloom and macabre in a Karloff flick.
The gray malaise has spent all its days
And now it’s time for something that will raze this phase.
Down in a crypt my love gets stripped
Under the sex and the ground where the rhythm’s kept.
The raw, untamed, incandescent profane
Lose control of their soul in this arcane domain.
Down in the shit, the nit and the grit
Where moving like a human means you dance a bit,
The epidermis sweats and the heart’s divine
While shaking to a Belgrade bomb in common time.
Cyrillic skeleton dance
Cyrillic skeleton trance
I cannot speak your language but I know know know that I’m home.

You can also check out the video for the first single on Model View Controller, “Savant Garde” — just make sure you’re ready to have it stuck in your head all day!

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