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New Toxxies: “Alive”

Kyoto duo Toxxies caught our attention last year, their blend of rock and electronic sounding so potent as to turn them into one of the group’s we were most interested in seeing develop in 2017. Here’s the first taste of where they are at, and it is a doozy. “Alive” merges bouncy synthesizer with a beat hopping right along, the whole thing steely but still worthy of a shuffle. Dark undertones exist though — lines like “I don’t care if you die” drive it home, though the just-off chug of the music itself does a splendid enough job. That would be great, but “Alive” ends with a little extra energy. Yep, that feeling in 2016 was right. Listen above.