“Perfect Strangers” is unpredictable danceable rock from L.A. duo @FederalEmpire

THE FEDERAL EMPIRE, “Perfect Strangers”

Following the success of rock/dance bands already in the public ear like X Ambassadors, L.A. duo The Federal Empire provide an intoxicating, unpredictable mix with “Perfect Strangers”.  The duo has terrific pedigree too – it’s Carolina Liar’s Chad Wolf along with Grammy-nominated McKay Stevens (who doesn’t know 2014’s “Atmosphere” by Kaskade??), and they’ve already recorded notably with both Martin Garrix and Sam Feldt.  Don’t let the crowd-chanting start of “Perfect Strangers” throw you – before the first minute is out the fine vocal begins, full of genuine longing for that relationship that never was.  This leads you into what might be All-American Rejects-inspired retro-alt.rock (Canada’s Marianas Trench also comes to mind) combined with the melodic synth power and guitar blend that recalls Avicii’s big records.  The crowd-chanting does reappear but by then you’re sold and wanting to singalong.  The Federal Empire definitely has their collective ears to the ground and knows how a big audience might react to their songs.  “Perfect Strangers” is one crackerjack 3 minute tune that’s bang-on for radio, and dance clubs will enjoy it too.  Listen intently at the link above.

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