Brooding, glamorous synth pop from Toronto, Art Department match a sharply defined melodic sense to an incredible awareness of atmosphere.
Recently hopping into the studio with electronic extrovert Seth Troxler, the results are something to behold.
Pitched somewhere between dark disco and the clinical DIY of minimal wave, 'Cruel Intentions' has an icy, comedown vibe.
The production is pared down, approaching the metallic proto-techno of the Belleville Three, while the lyrics speak of lost souls, sexual deviance and things which can't be broadcast on a family site:
"Lots of lovers, numerous strangers / online, crave the danger..."
Check it out now.