The Philadelphia-based group Work Drugs may well be just the solution you are looking for if, like me, you struggle with the dichotomy that exists between the electronic and the acoustic.
You know the feeling, the one where you are wanting some acoustic vibes but find that they don’t quite have enough bite or smoothness. Or, alternatively, wanting some electronic sounds but having recently abused your eardrums with a few too many hard synthetic beats.
Work Drugs give you the perfect balance between the two. They describe themselves as a sedative-wave/smooth-fi project that makes music specifically for dancing, boating, yachting, sexting, and living. In a way, these words describe their music perfectly. It is unassuming, unpretentious, and gloriously simple. But pay a little more attention to the words – what could be more fun, what could be more effortless, what could be better than dancing, boating, yachting, sexting and living? Not a great amount I feel.
The “sedative-wave/smooth-fi” music that Work Drugs produce has a distinct musicality to it. They are clearly talented musicians with effortless vocals and involve a wide range of sounds in a simple but perfectly balanced way.
Put them on. Chill, party, get under the covers with a beautiful member of the opposite sex. Their vibes will be in no way invasive but they will certainly greatly enhance any of the above activities.