Last August's Letters , the debut of Seattle electronic duo Viper Creek Club, got more than some favorable local press; aside from rotation on the

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Viper Creek Club's Latest Music Video Is Admirably at Odds With Its Forthcoming Album

Last August's Letters, the debut of Seattle electronic duo Viper Creek Club, got more than some favorable local press; aside from rotation on the N.Y. blog circuit, songs from the record were picked up for a Nike commercial and a few spots on daytime soap The Young and the Restless. And, following a house-party-style video for "Eliza," Mat Wisner and Brandon Jensen are back with visuals for "Soft Spots in the Dark." Directed by Thomas Price, the story-centered video (your only glimpse of Mat Wisner and Brandon Jensen is an eye-blink cameo 1:40 in) is a trip through Victrola Coffee, Sonic Boom Records, and relationship complacency--a perfect slice of the sensitivity Letters embodied.

Their almost-released forthcoming project is, for the most part, nothing like that. Viperlust, a remixtape featuring fresh takes on local hip-hop songs from the likes of Blue Scholars, Fresh Espresso, Mad Rad, Sol, and State of the Artist, is the dark to Letters' light. Instead of gentle electro-pop melodies, the departure in sound is marked by dirty synths and aggressive melodies. A good number of the songs have already been let out on the interwebs, and for a taste you can scope their website and BandCamp page.

In advance of the official Viperlust release party this Friday at Neumos, VCC will be appearing at Capitol Club's "Jet Set" (sponsored by hip-hop collective/label Members Only, who will release the album) for a DJ set--the music, and $1 Rainiers, start at 10 p.m.

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