“Never Go Home” kicks things off in creepy fashion as Rochelle chants over a desolate beat and Armondo’s atmospheric guitar lines before repeating the song’s title with dispiriting urgency.
“Some Secrets” sounds like something those masked dudes in Eyes Wide Shut would play while indulging in their kinked-out fantasies, and “I, Animal” channels early Yeah Yeah Yeahs, an obvious touchstone via Rochelle’s versatile, Karen O-esque vocal excursions and Armondo’s Rockabilly-inflected guitar work.Leave Me Midnight’s most oddly affecting moment occurs amid “Without,” a moody mid-tempo “love” song in which Rochelle and Armondo trade vocals, repeatedly pleading (to each other?) that “I’m without you.” Peter Murphy would approve.
MY GOLD MASK performs Saturday, April 13 at MOTR Pub in Over-the-Rhine. Check out performance times and get venue details here.