Late last week, we wrote about how Osaka’s Talking City 1994 had a new song called “Shine” available on their SoundCloud page. Turns out “Shine” was a preview of a new EP the off-kilter released over the weekend, called Roll Dance She Take. It’s only three songs long, but the tracks here do show the band setting off in new directions. As hinted at by “Shine,” Talking City 1994 are trying to sound more locked-in, more capable of creating something borderline funky. The title track is one of the tightest things Talking City 1994 have ever done, the bass lines being especially prominent and the vocals less frantic than on everything they put out in 2012. They haven’t turned into masters of sonic fidelity – the synths still sound endearingly cheap, especially the ones opening up “Shine” – but Roll Dance She Take finds them edging to something more polished. Listen here.