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Goth Pop Outfit Sculpture Club Unveil Captivating New Album

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Last week, Salt Lake City-based Sculpture Club released their second album Worth, their first for the esteemed Funeral Party Records.

While Sculpture Club share members with like-minded Goth pop group Choir Boy, they occupy their own niche in the ‘80s revival sound that’s been sweeping across the US.

In many ways this new LP is a huge evolution for the band, infusing their emotively morose pop with jangly acoustic guitars and melodic pop-minded songwriting. 

Lead single “Just One More” is an apt entry point, with the burning embers-guitar line on the refrain pulling listeners in, and the verses calling back to that dreamy coda.

Chaz Costello’s resonant baritone sits comfortably among the more angular sounds, blending in with the tapestry of supple bass line and driving percussion.

Songs like “Gifts of Light” and “Clean it Up” evoke Robert Smith, sounding like missing singles from a long-lost record by the Cure. “Fluttering”’s steady bass tug and subtle tuneful flourishes recall Joy Division’s stark beauty, and there are plenty of moments that conjure the nostalgia of Echo & the Bunnymen.

While Sculpture Club wear their influences on their sleeve, it never feels like a pantomime act. This is clearly the work of a band driving in their own lane and creating their own definitive Sculpture Club sound and vision

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