by Dan Goldin (@post_trash_)
Brooklyn trio The Royal They find comfort somewhere between 90's influenced post-punk and modern pop-punk territory. It's an intersection rarely crossed, but with enough finesse, The Royal They pull it off... well, royally. "Understate," the second single to come from the band's upcoming self-titled debut (due out September 23rd via King Pizza Records) is a slow and haunting track with the hypnotic repetition and tangled rhythms that create the subdued verses and full fuzzed explosiveness in the song's refrains. The jagged song is held together by Michelle Hutt's dreamy vocals, bouncing in time with the shifts. The band's tightly locked in stutter step of post-punk wooziness is shaken to its core with the fuzzy outbursts and the song's blistering crescendo.