Are you ready to put on your dancing shoes and rock to some 1980s synth-pop goodness?
Well, if you’re not ready to do so, let the guys from I Don’t Know How But They Found Me change your mind for you.
On Wednesday (Aug. 5), the Utah-founded act announced plans to release their debut album later this year. Titled Razzmatazz, the debut effort is due out on Oct. 16 through Fearless Records.
Pre-orders for the forthcoming effort are currently available for purchase on iDKHOW’s website.
Razzmatazz is the duo’s first official studio album and the follow-up to their debut EP, 1981 Extended Play.
Last Christmas, they gifted their fans a Christmas EP titled Christmas Drag, which included a cover of Slade’s “Merry Christmas Everybody.”
To coincide with the debut album announcement, the two-piece unveiled the record’s lead single, a bop-worthy track titled “Leave Me Alone.”
The almost-four-minute track sounds like a song that somehow made it through times and space from the 80s and landed in our laps in 2020.
But that’s the whole point of the group according to head honcho Dallon Weekes.
“The original concept for presenting iDKHOW publicly was that it was a band from 30-plus years ago that never really got their chance, and was just forgotten about over time,” Weekes explains.
“I never want to do the exact same thing twice. But rather than just throw that initial idea away, I thought it would be more fun to twist it and instead pull back the curtain a little more.”
He adds: “The idea now [is] that the timeline from this forgotten band doesn’t really add up when you look closely and that something more sinister is going on. Which is almost certainly true with any given band or pop star you may be a fan of. You see the story they give you. It may not necessarily be the truth, but it’s something shiny to look at and listen to while they take your money. That good old-fashioned razzmatazz.”
Well, don’t just take our word (or Weekes’) for it. Listen to “Leave Me Alone” above.