The Central Executives – A Walk in the Dark __ Golf Channel

From the record label with a mountain range for a logo comes a double LP of rough glitz and a glimpse of a sweaty New York summer. The Central Executives are the latest in an increasingly long line of artists to appear from nowhere on Golf Channel. This NYC ‘collective’ (presumably a band of sorts) have managed to create a real sense of place on debut LP ‘A Walk in the Dark’… and as you listen that place is very much 70s NYC, and with an aura of real purpose.

Golf Channel have described the album as “the back street escapism these troubled times demand”, which in a sense is exactly what the music in 70s NYC sought to provide (and successfully so). Though the troubles facing us today now manifest themselves differently, the sentiment of escapism and punk attitude, and ultimately a passion to do something differently still produces great moments in music. The Central Executives have managed to evoke that spirit, but more importantly capture it on a exceptional debut LP. Essential purchase.