Mix together the drugged-out dance of Cherub, the melodic synths of Justice and the sky-high, silky voice of Baths and you'll end up with the indie-pop stew of VERSKOTZI.
A musical project of Joey Verskotzi (lead singer, songwriter and producer), Verskotzi is from a small town in Southern Minnesota. New Ulm, for any of you familiar with the area...and they’re releasing new EP Waving out December 18.
Waving takes place in a forever-twilight kind of landscape. Constantly traveling on buses en route to parties with a plethora of drugs or the morning after drive, coming down from a rough trip. VERSKOTZIi’s latest work glimmers with the intensity of a thousand disco balls, and it’s irrefutably catchy.
Strong, pulsating synths in “Sleepless One” pulls you into an explosive club chorus. The lyrics jump from blatant to descriptive, “I’m feeling too unstable, to stay away from the drugs on the table” is followed with “My mind, a brush, just leaving it’s paint strokes.” It’s not something you’d sit and analyze, but it’s a helluva dance track.
“Mayday” doesn’t have the same catchy hook and chorus, the song instead builds on itself. You're not sure where it's taking you but before you know it, funky guitar and synth-sax carry you through the song.
Waving marries intricate synth details with daring disco melodies. It bursts into a dance able solar-flare -- if you’re into that kind of thing.