I wrote earlier about Chicago electronica-pop duo Microfilm back in April when I posted their track "Sex Education." Microfilm are music journalist Matt Keppel (vocals) and designer Matthew Mercer (synths) who create their own brand of minimalist electro-pop inspired by movies, design and popular '80s bands.
The instrumental "Young Adult Fiction" is the first single taken from the group's debut "After Dark" that is available for download at iTunes. It is an atmospheric piece of music that shows off the group's soundboard savvy with its cut-up vocals, kicky beat, nocturnal bass line and propulsive, yet subtle synth riffing.
Inspired by the teenage wasteland of Generation X and Y, the track would be the perfect soundtrack for a movie adaptation of a Brett Easton Elllis' novel. "I wanted to write a song about sort of 'insane teenagers,' kids who are partying, going out, being rebellious, under the false disguise of a title like 'Young Adult Fiction' which everyone thinks is about safe, bookish types who stay home and read for entertainment," Microfilm's Matt Keppel write me. "The real stories were about what these cliques of high-schoolers are doing at night, roaming around, creating their own stories, a bit more sordid."