New Song: Sphynx: Maneater Pt. II

Pop songs have been written about an assortment of maneaters throughout the years, with tunes ranging from killer sax-solos and inspiring mustaches to slightly sexier variations on the theme.

But here we’ve got a new breed, sharing a pedigree with Passion Pit and early MGMT, and hailing from Austin, TX. Sphynx’s Maneater Pt. II is a fast, sugary-synth rush complete with falsetto chorus, guitar-stomp bridge and sing-along outro that is pure 80’s cheese-rock (download it right here). The whole thing comes together well, though; not too earnest, not too self-aware, the right amount of fun.

Sphynx’ three Texans have opened for Of Montreal, and this spring, they’ll perform alongside Dr. Dog, Big Boi and Dan Deacon at Denton, Tex.’s, 35 Conferette music festival. They’ve got an EP out Feb. 22 called Human Beast. Do yourself a favor and pick it up. You earned it.

MP3: Maneater Pt. II

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