Download a new Work Drugs song, “Chemical Burns” (playing Johnny Brenda’s 12/14)
With their Christmas Spectacle on the concert calendar and a new record called Insurgents planned for release in early 2014, you had to know Work Drugs would begin teasing new songs eventually. Their latest, “Chemical Burns,” follows in the four-on-the-floor, big-beat direction of “Young Lungs” and “West Coast Slide,” the singles from their previous LP Mavericks. It’s uptempo and body moving, but unlike those futuristic jammers, this song blends a bit of the old with the new, commingling the glossy new wave fixations of Work Drugs past with the nightclub-ready vibe of their current sound. In the end, it doesn’t fall tremendously far from the Work Drugs tree, but that’s fine, since it’s a totally fun slice of digital pop. Download it and check out the video below, and get more information on the Work Drugs Christmas Spectacle at Johnny Brenda’s on December 14th with Teen Men and The City And Horses at the XPN Concert Calendar.