As the name implies, Brooklyn four-piece the Fatales infuse elements of mystery, sadness and danger into their synth-driven rock.

As the name implies, Brooklyn four-piece the Fatales infuse elements of mystery, sadness and danger into their synth-driven rock. The latest release from the Virginia Tech alums, the seven-track EP "Pretty in Pixels," is filled with the kind of melodic peaks and valleys that recall such acts as Muse, Coldplay and Wolf Parade.

"The mood all depends on what time I write the songs," multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Wayne Switzer says. "They're mostly done late at night or early morning. I guess exhaustion will do that."

With an ability to bridge the worlds of electronic and modern rock, the Fatales have opened for a diverse crop of acts, including the Dresden Dolls, Stars and the Album Leaf. The Fatales have another EP nearly in the can awaiting release. The act is on the hunt for a producer and a label.

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