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.