That this new single from Dave Depper sounds more like early Human League than it does Death Cab For Cutie, the band Depper normally spend his time in, is interesting. In fact, one could say that there's little here to link this to that other band.
"Do You Want Love?" is the first single from Dave Depper's upcoming solo album, Emotional Freedom Technique. That album will be out in June on Tender Loving Empire but it's worth getting on-board now with Depper as this single is just so good.
There's something here on this first solo single that recalls the best material from The Associates, or that second album from The Blue Nile, and Depper's found a way to make expansive new wave that is fresh and not just some exercise in retro music-making. What's here is both a nod to earlier pioneers, and a sort of furthering of the intimate indie that Death Cab For Cutie perfected in the recent past.
Follow Dave Depper on his official website for more details on his upcoming solo album, Emotional Freedom Technique.
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