HTRK Radiate 'Blue Sunshine' on Velvety Post-Dubstep Single

After one member's untimely death, Australian group returns as a duo on 'Psychic 9-5 Club'

HTRK 'Blue Sunshine' Stream Psychic 9-5 Club
HTRK are Jonnine Standish and Nigel Yang Photo by Robert Bellamy
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On April 1, HTRK return with their first proper album as a duo. The Australian group — whose name is pronounced "Hate Rock" — suffered a massive blow during the recording of 2011's Work (Work Work), when founding member Sean Stewart was found dead in his home. But on the forthcoming Psychic 9-5 Club, Jonnine Standish and Nigel Yang create a work that, according to label Ghostly, "looks back on a time of sadness and struggle, and within that struggle they find hope and humor and love." A song like "Blue Sunshine," heard below, seems to exemplify that, wrapping sensual Sade-like vocals inside a black blanket of moody bass, terse atmosphere, and skittering percussion. "Healthy dose of inner peace," Standish coos out with a narcotic stickiness, "Blue rays." Check the track list below the player.

HTRK, Psychic 9-5 Club track list:

1. "Give It Up"
2. "Blue Sunshine"
3. "Feels Like Love"
4. "Soul Sleep"
5. "Wet Dream"
6. "Love Is Distraction"
7. "Chinatown Style"
8. "The Body You Deserve"

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