REVIEW FROM MONGER
Technically, Benedict Sinister is Australian but due to being the son of a diplomat he has, shall we say, got around a fair bit. Sinister’s new single, ‘Your Parents (Dancing with the Stars)’, is drenched in the cool, mumbled French pop that we’ve all fallen in love with and made love to and you can almost smell the cigarette smoke swirling out of the speakers. A lo-fi beat and some electro melodies makes you want to dance in a polyester suit in an exclusive basement bar with crystal cut glasses on the table and aviator glasses on your face. This song is achingly cool but it doesn’t even care because its already thinking about the next party.
REVIEW FROM SCOPEMAG
ELECTRO-POP ODE TO NEW YORKERS WITH A HILARIOUS VIDEO
“Your Parents (Dancing with the Stars)” is an electro-pop gem from Brooklyn-based Franco-Australian artist Benedict Sinister, following up his “16 Lines from Bryan Ferry,” which reached the Number 5 Breakout spot on the Billboard dance club charts.
A love song with an accompanying Simpsons-style, New York set animated video, “Your Parents” comes with a heavy dose of references and inside jokes from pop culture, politics, psychoanalysis, and film history. Sinister ridicules his girlfriend’s parents – their home cooking (“your mom’s peanut butter pies”), Christmas gifts (“a book by Dan Brown”), conversation (“I suppose we’d discuss Charlie Rose”), media preferences (“Fox News or HuffPo”), etc. – but as a good boyfriend he says he is willing to tolerate all of these, and even capitulate to “watching Dancing with the Stars.”