12 O'Clock Track: "Do the Night Train" is a creepy postpunk blast from Toupee | Bleader

Friday, June 28, 2013

12 O'Clock Track: "Do the Night Train" is a creepy postpunk blast from Toupee

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This year's Best of Chicago issue featured Toupee, who was Steve "Plastic Crimewave" Krakow's pick for Best Band With a Front Woman Who Looks Hot Even in a Monster Mask. Toupee, who released their debut LP, Dinner Parties, this spring on Oozing Wound drummer Kyle Reynolds's Rotted Tooth Recordings label, has been a longtime local favorite of mine as well. In honor of their Best of Chicago pick—and in honor of them just being a killer band—today's 12 O'Clock Track is "Do the Night Train," off Dinner Parties. The band's Siouxsie & the Banshees-inspired postpunk has always shown a flair for the dramatic and theatrical, and this song showcases that perfectly, with front woman Whitney Allen transforming into some sort of terrifying monster, growling over the band's dizzying, eerie punk fury. You can listen to "Do the Night Train" after the jump.

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