Infinite Games is another fine example of the Black Queen's unwavering work ethic when it comes to crafting enticing, detailed, and layered pop music. The album never ends up as something that pays homage to a sound with nostalgic precision, but rather professes its love for innovation by taking it to new heights.
The Black Queen, the unbridled experimental ernative trio of Greg Puciato (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan), Josh Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv) and Steven Alexander Ryan (Nine Inch Nails/A Perfect Circle technician), release their sophomore album, Infinite Games today. The Black Queen will perform their first-ever Australian shows in January 2019 with LA two piece, Drab Majesty.
The Black Queen is an American electronic supergroup, formed in Los Angeles, California, in 2015. It was founded by lead singer Greg Puciato (of The Dillinger Escape Plan), keyboardist and guitarist Joshua Eustis (of Telefon Tel Aviv and ex-Nine Inch Nails) and keyboardist and guitarist Steven Alexander (former tech for The Dillinger Escape Plan and Nine Inch Nails).
Album · 2018 · 10 Songs. Infinite Games The Black Queen. More By The Black Queen. See All. Fever Daydream.
This fresh concoction assembled by Killer Be Killed and Dillinger Escape Plan singer Greg Puciato sees the heavy metal lightning rod dipped in emo tears while floating alongside ‘80s-style synth overloads. Gently throbbing, iridescent notes smartly offer a fresh yet nostalgic take on new wave, but a shortage of indelible moments critically hampers these heartbroken missives. Black Queen’s ephemerality cuts both ways––while their ungraspable nature proves infinitely beguiling, our intrigue falters amid a lack of arrangements to which the listener can easily relate.
The Black Queen, the unbridled experimental ernative trio of Greg Puciato (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan), Josh Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv) and Steven Alexander Ryan (Nine Inch Nails/A Perfect Circle technician), return with their sophomore album, Infinite Games, on September 28th, 2018. The 10-track album also marks the debut release to come from the band’s newly formed creative entity, Federal Prisoner, a joint collective between the band members and acclaimed fine artist Jesse Draxler (creator of the artwork for both Fever Daydream and Infinite Games ). I’m speaking both about the artistic and business aspect of creating and releasing an album. As for what’s changed with Infinite Games, I think it feels more conceptual as an album. It’s less a collection of songs and more about the front to back listen.
Infinite Games The Black Queen. 1. Even Still I Want To. 2. Thrown Into The Dark.