Graveyard Club came together over a mutual appreciation of stories by sci-fi author Ray Bradbury, the music of Ryan Gosling’s project Dead Man’s Bones, and a shared love of 50’s and 80’s pop. The Minneapolis-based band was resurrected in 2013 by founding members Matthew Schufman (vocals, synths) and Michael Wojtalewicz (guitar), and eventually grew into a quartet with the addition of Cory Jacobs (drums) and Amanda Zimmerman (bass, vocals). Together they create a retro blend of Goth-romantic new wave and synthpop noir, inspired by the musical stylings of The Cure and New Order.
Eschewing personal narrative in favor of more overarching thematic pursuits, Graveyard Club cover a range of subjects on their new LP Cellar Door, including nostalgia, love and yes, death. The record’s title track, a gorgeous and melodious dirge is a testimony to this with its swirling, haunting synths and bittersweet lyrics. Over an elegiac soundscape Schufman croons, ‘Close your eyes and count to ten, I’m going to start to love again,’ suggesting a sense of hope in the face of past disappointments. Stream below and support the group by following them on Spotify.