Portland's Gold Casio Share New Single "Love Vs Logic" (KEXP Premiere)

Local Music, KEXP Premiere
02/12/2018
Dusty Henry
Photo by Carson Smith

Valentine's Day rolls around and love is, proverbially, "in the air." For some, it's a time to indulge your partners, crushes, and "what-even-are-we" relationships with affection and novelty candy. For others, things swing a bit more toward gloom and doom. Portland disco-synth outlet Gold Casio finds another way. With vibrant synthesizers, bouyant rhythms, and melodies that beg to be chanted along with, you'd be hard pressed to find another group poised to tackle the follies and highs of love. The band will release their new record, Sinners, on April 20 via Freakout Records. Ahead of the release, they've shared a new song called "Love Vs Logic."

The band describe the track as being "about two aspects of the human experience that influence our lives in often conflicting manners, but are ultimately not doomed to be contradictory." That push and pull is visceral in their performance, with keyboard riffs flying around the delicateness lingering below the vocals. It's just as anthemic as it is introspective, navigating a grey area with remarkable poise and excitement. Worldviews collide to a kickass disco soundtrack, letting the listener find the solutions to their problems on the dancefloor. Stream the song in full below.

Gold Casio performs at Barboza this Wednesday, Feb. 14 (Valentine's Day!) at Barboza with Minden and Future Shock.

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