Release Date: Oct 23, 2020
Record label: Fearless Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Dance-Rock
Shrouded in mystery upon the release of their first EP in 2018, Salt Lake City duo I Don't Know How But They Found Me (or iDKHOW) pulled back the curtain to step into the spotlight for their bombastic full-length debut, Razzmatazz. An explosive fusion of alternative rock, pop savvy, and nostalgic funk swagger, the set strikes an infectious balance between the angular grooves of early-aughts ringmasters like the Killers and Franz Ferdinand and '60s glam gods like David Bowie and Marc Bolan. The results are fun, sexy, and absolutely catchy, aligning with output by contemporaries such as Joywave and the 1975.
Some titles will always be mysterious, a metaphor conjured up with little obvious connection to the record inside. But with 'Razzmatazz', I Dont Know How But They Found Me knew exactly what they were doing. "Noisy, showy, and exciting activity designed to attract and impress," goes the dictionary definition, and funnily enough, it delivers on that promise.