Night Surgeon

Artist bio

"This duo plays a lively breed of new-wave/indie/synth pop, but they do it with an unusual polish. What you'll hear is the sound of two Berklee School of Music graduates cranking out top-grade tunes with complex arrangements of smart lyrics, buzzy synths, lightly-funky guitar, and yes, real drums. In all, it's a big, bright sound that stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Cut Copy or other up-and-comers like Starlings or Penguin Prison." (Brendan Hasenstab, The Atlantic)

Night Surgeon pours dancey electropop songs over Kraftwerk synths, resurrecting the party-ready sound of early '00s-era bands like Pretty Girls Make Graves and VHS or Beta. The synthesized palettes cultivated by Night Surgeon on their debut album Day for Night are impressive. (Ned Nannamann, Portland Mercury)

Melodramatic, dark and vaguely sexed up. Admirably, though, Replogle and Boyd avoid tribute band territory. Replogle's vocals seem shaded by DM's Dave Gahan and the Cure's Robert Smith, but he finds his own, slightly nasal tone and avoids feigning a Morrissey-esque boozy swagger. (Casey Jarman, Willamette Week)

Each song is a synth delight with an emotional journey attached. Night Surgeon grab your hand and take you through their personal sonic landscapes of musical bliss. These songs drip with passion and sharp musicianship. You wont want to let go because their music will fix and heal your soul. Surgeons indeed. (Will Oliver, We All Want Someone To Shout For)

Night Surgeoncomposed of Patrick Replogle and John Boyd, who are both Berklee alumarent your typical flash in the pan electronic band who hope to spend most of their fleeting fifteen minutes accumulating hype without the sonic chops to back it up. Instead, this Pacific Northwest outfit create complex yet accessible songs that are deliciously effervescent without the throw-away frivolity. (Hayley Kaufman, Oakazine)

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