Black Cards: ‘Use Your Disillusion’ EP
You probably haven’t heard of the Black Cards yet, but you definitely know one of the duo’s members.
After Fall Out Boy went on hiatus, bassist and music icon Pete Wentz formed the Black Cards as his new main project. Originally, the group was intended to be a four-piece band, but after the departure of vocalist Bebe Rexha and guitarist Nate Patterson, Wentz and Spencer Peterson decided to continue on as an EDM production/DJ duo.
While, not much is known about the duo beyond that, we’ve arranged an interview with the Black Cards and we will be publishing it in the near future. We hope that it will help shed some light on the group’s mysterious formation, and their plans for the future.
With all of that said, the Black Cards wasn’t even on my radar — that is that they weren’t up until last week when our good friend Amba Shepherd sent us their new EP.
Use Your Disillusion features four outstanding tracks with vocal contributions by two of the hottest singers in EDM at the current time! That’s right Matthew Koma and Amba Shepherd! For a first EP release, I have to say that I am really impressed with these tracks. Unfortunately, until we speak with Wentz and Peterson, where the duo picked up such technical production skills will remain a mystery, but really, this is top-notch electro-house of a style that is very similar to Zedd’s.
“End of Pretend” is a killer track that does a wonderful job of incorporating Matthew Koma, but also features a very stylish, and glitchy electro drop.
Moving on, “For The Worst” is electro-house in a much darker form. It’s a heavy track that intentionally lacks melody, and at times it can even sound a tad bit repetitive in an erie manner. However, like I said, this was all intentional, and I think it will make a great track for mixing into sets.
“Talk Dirty” featuring Amba Shepherd is probably my favorite track off of the EP. It has such a brilliant balance of pumping beat, groove, beautiful vocals, gritty bass, and a very technical drop. This is actually one of my favorite songs right now — been listening on repeat for the past four days straight.
Finally, “Wolf Slayer” takes technicality to a new level in a track that focuses primarily on the drop. However, unlike most modern day electro drops, this one remains fresh and fun do to its glitchy nature. Again, a very well executed song.
Overall, I’m really excited to share this EP with you, so check it out! I’ve included “End of Pretend” above, and below you will find a Use Your Disillusion promo video. Don’t forget to pick up the full EP on Beatport tomorrow!