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We've known that no one else in Boston quite sounds like the dark electronic music of Ex-Hyena, but with their latest single that's even more true. "Reptile" is both more experimental and more mainstream than their typical releases. It starts off with this strange and uncomfortable intro, and then the vocals kick in, making it even weirder. It reminds me a little of Lead Into Gold. "Reptile" then makes an even stranger twist by going in a mainstream direction. It starts to sound like an 80's mainstream synth hit before going back and forth a few times. Ex-Hyena have always stood on their own in this city, and this sees them moving even more in their own direction.
You can listen to "Reptile" below. The song is available on the Back from the Grave - Vol. 2 compilation out now via Darkness Calling. You can get a copy through Bandcamp by naming your own price. For more on Ex-Hyena, check out the band on Facebook and Instagram.