If new-wave, the late 70's to early 80's genre of mostly synthesizer/guitar-driven music that was somewhere between pop-rock and goth, should make a return to popularity as it appears to be trying to do, The Search have certainly released a(nother) 12-song resource for how to do it right. Following the lead that bands like Interpol have taken, there are more bands today beginning to embrace the style that The Cure, The Chameleons, The Sound and even Joy Division originated.Technology has taken us far past the point at which these bands first started to digitally experiment, but on their 3rd studio album "Deranged Minds Unite", The Search have backed off today's available resources just enough to create something that sounds vintage new-wave. What is amazing is how authentic The Search sounds. The band takes what was cutting edge twenty years ago and somehow keeps it fresh, and without sounding silly. The music is lush and polished, while Razmigs' vocals are dark and lovely. "Deranged Minds Unite" sounds smooth and tuneful, with more hooks than a tackle box, and the production is excellent.Listen with an open mind, and you may just surprise yourself.
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