Black Tie Dynasty

The first impression that Black Tie Dynasty makes is professionalism — the sort of confidence and cockiness that the Killers and the Bravery exhibit. The Fort Worth, Texas, group’s sound is equally enamored of mascara-pushing ’80s acts like Depeche Mode and Bauhaus, with punchy bass lines reminiscent of Bloc Party and a singer whose all-business demeanor is only partially impaired by his pencil mustache. BTD is the sort of unsigned band that seemingly fends off major-label courtships like the Jonas Brothers fend off teenage tail — but, like the Jonases, they know they’ll get it in the end.

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