Allegories — childhood friends Adam Bentley and Jordan Mitchell — can trace their origins to their penchant for indulging in unconventional musical pursuits. Even after founding anthemic, indie-rock outfit The Rest, they embraced any opportunity to indulge their more outré inclinations and desires. In 2014. Bentley and Mitchell began writing and recording material with no clear destination in mind, dabbling in everything from neoclassical compositions to hip hop. Gathering further, inspiration from DJ’ing house and hip-hop nights, the act began to create electronic music that often shifts between the mainstream and underground spectrum.
Throughout the past decade or so, Bentley and Mitchell have had busy schedules. Bentley had worked in the music industry. Mitchell operates a restaurant. But Allegories almost always found a way to creep back into their lives — if only as a private amusement between the duo. Eventually, they would wind up spending the better part of a decade winnowing down 35 song ideas into their 9-song album Endless, their first album in over 14 years.
Late last year, I wrote about “Pray” a bizarre yet winning mix of menace, irony and sincerity paired with an Evil Heat era Primal Scream meets Sound of Silver era LCD Soundsystem-like production. Endless‘ latest single “Constant” is centered around oscillating synth pulse, an achingly plaintive vocal delivery and a euphoria-inducing hook. The end result is a sugary sweet, endorphin and dopamine rush that feels both pleasant and yet somehow kind of off.
The song is what the duo call a “timid diss track to oneself and all that you love.”
Endless is slated for an April 29, 2022 release.