Dance Yourself To Death Ready For Love

Dance Yourself To Death Ready For Love
With Ready For Love, Toronto, ON's Dance Yourself To Death have created a fantastically fun debut. The album blends Pat Benatar-style '80s hard rock with the songwriting smarts of the Go-Go's, creating a sound that's slick but not overproduced, one that looks to the past without feeling retro, bridging the gap between fist-pumping rock and dance floor shenanigans. Lead single "We Are All Made of Stone" lays out the four piece's manifesto: crunchy guitars bounce along over a "Close To Me" beat before Jen Markowitz and Susan Gale belt out a Kelly Clarkson-sized chorus. But Ready For Love's most striking feature is its consistency. The band are able to maintain the energy level while delivering fresh hooks over nine tracks. Are DYTD the most original band out there? No, but neither are 95-percent of groups making music, so if you're not turning the music world on its head at least write some killer tunes. (Independent)