Release Date: Oct 14, 2014
Record label: Equal Vision
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Punk-Pop
We're calling it one of our albums of the year. Stream the whole thing here to find out why. Let’s not fuck about here: ‘Duality’ is absolutely ludicrous, but in the best kind of way. While the Floridian five-piece showed flourishes of potential on their 2012 debut ‘Cinematics’, ‘Duality’ is a full-blown orchestral dance-pop masterpiece that will make you throw your arms in the air with glee, even if you think you should know better.
Reaping all the bitter benefits the pop-punk genre has to offer, Tampa's Set It Off are masters of mixing the sweet and the sour, offering up melodies mom and dad can hang with while vocalist Cody Carson hides the blade behind his back. Waltzing into the room before blowing up with barre chords blazing, "The Haunting" is an elaborate My Chemical Romance-styled kiss-off where Carson turns the page with a vengeance, while "Bleak December" bounces like Justin Timberlake during its verses, and then brings scary back with its attack mode lyrics. Devilish and delicious, the album can be precious to a fault, as following all the Queen-sized arrangements and all the Adam Lambert-esque sass isn't an everyday thing for most.