by Dan Goldin (@post_trash_)
Your Monday morning just got a whole lot sexier thanks to Louisville’s The Knee-Jerk Reaction, a new project led by Gabriel DeSanto. On first impression, the music sounds like 70’s porn music and on second impression, well… the music sounds like 70s porn music. Smooth synth jams with a liquid bass line that are sultry and primed with sleazy funk abound. Set to release their debut album, Blame It On Me, via Sophomore Lounge (State Champion, Thee Open Sex, Giving Up) on April 5th, DeSanto was joined by guest a slew of guest collaborators including Lily Konigsberg (Palberta), William Carpenter, Cooper Burton, and Clay Farris.
The video for the album’s title track, directed by Gregory Sheppard, keeps with the old school sexiness, and while there’s nothing quite overt about the clip’s introduction, the soundtrack definitely gives the smokey apartment set a debaucherous feeling. Just when you think maybe this is more innocent than expected, there’s a glorious pelvic shot dance sequence that’s pretty damn hilarious. There’s wine, roses, a big sensual guitar solo, and a whole lot of emotion.