Dungeonesse - S/T

Recreating the strobe-tastic, glittering energy of a 3am club scene would appear to be high on the to-do list of Dungeonesse , a dizzying, beat-heavy collaboration of Baltimore chums Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak) and John Ehrens (White Life). Marrying airy melodic hooks to some skittering drum-and-bass jolts and Wasner's headlong sprint into breathless, can-you-keep-up lyricism, Dungeonesse (word play on the oft-misspelled dungeness crab) keep things frisky and sugar-coated on their self-titled debut (May 14, Secretly Canadian). At first blush, "Drive You Crazy" (stream after the jump) is ultra-light to the point of empty calories. But like the similar smart-popping R+B tip of Channy Leaneagh's Poliça, the damn thing just sucks you in and you're off on some mindless -- but ecstatic -- little joyride. Even better is the gorgeous, early-Eurythmics-sounding "Nightlight." "Something that Jon and I talk about a lot is the idea of reclaiming pop music," says Wasner, "placing it squarely in the hands of, I dunno, say a couple of regular nerds from Baltimore."

Dungeonesse - 'Nightlight' (from Dungeonesse)

Dungeonesse - 'Drive You Crazy' (from Dungeonesse)