You would think Gretchen Shae would be busy enough with Gretchen Shae & The Middle Eight and her Siouxsie Sioux and the Banshees cover band, Gretchen and The Banshees, especially this time of year. You'd be wrong because she recently unveiled a new project with two new singles. Proles (credited to Shae and Vampire Werewolf) just released "Lines Drawn" and "Ghost Dance." While The Middle Eight are a rock band, Proles are more of a Dark Wave project. The new songs are more laid back, but with that odd, creepy intensity you get with the best Dark Wave songs. Proles also lean more into electronic territory, more like synth-pop than post-punk. It's an interesting new sound, but one that makes perfect sense for Gretchen Shae.
You can listen to "Lines Drawn" and "Ghost Dance" below. For more on Proles, check out the band on Bandcamp.