Broke Royals 'The Luxury of Time Pt. II' (EP stream)

Broke Royals 'The Luxury of Time Pt. II' (EP stream)
Washington, DC-based duo Broke Royals are set to follow up their debut EP The Luxury of Time Pt. I with the aptly named The Luxury of Time Pt. II, but before it's officially out, Exclaim! is giving you an exclusive early listen to the sequel.
 
Consisting of Philip Basnight and Colin Cross, the band has only been playing together since last year, but they've already worked out a formula that expertly melds Basnight's songwriting and acoustic sketches with Cross' production skills. The result is a polished, upbeat, electro-tinged sound that's both immediately catchy, but richly layered upon further listening.
 
The sounds of twinkling synths and pop hooks permeate opener "The Thick of It," while "Kill the Camera offers up some indie rock vibes before the pulsating electro beat of "Romania" kicks in. "September" is another catchy pop gem, followed by the shimmering, soaring drama of closing tune "This Time."
 
You can hear the full five-song electro-popoffering for yourself in the player below. The Luxury of Time Pt. II is officially out on August 7.