Well, this is exciting.
Gemini Club is an electropop trio that hails from Chicago. As a still-devoted former denizen of the Windy City, I’ll cop to approaching the band’s music with some bias — and big-shouldered expectations — knowing that two of my very favorite things have been twinned. But personal predilections aside, Dan Brunelle, Tom Gavin, and Gordon Bramli really do deliver the goods.
The strong four-on-the-floor beat of “By Surprise,” taken from Gemini Club’s forthcoming EP, Here We Sit, mixes Calvin Harris trance pop with OneRepublic piano rock. A little “Lucky Star” synth sparkle is sprinkled atop the whole thing, while Ghost Town DJs’ “My Boo” peeks from under the second verse. And in the song’s mid-section, things get terrifically blippy:
Like the astrological sign from which they take their name, Gemini Club is a multi-dimensional band, but in a completely positive way. Another track from Here We Sit, “Can’t Believe You Said That,” takes things in a buzzy indie-pop direction that’s no less amazing in its execution. The last minute transports the song inside a fierce game of Asteroids.