Formed in 2011 after a chance meeting between Puciato and Eustis in which they both realized they were fans of each other’s work, The Black Queen became a labor of love for its members to explore sounds and emotions that they couldn’t quite fit into their then full-time projects. Injecting a pained, twilit edge into slick new-wave tracks as fit for the dance floor as for some imagined dystopian skyline, the trio have managed to channel their eclectic influences into a surprisingly cohesive vision.
Infinite Games marks a massive leap forward. The band’s icy RnB instincts are more sharply pronounced, and their morbid electronics are rendered in more lush detail than before, with chilling ambient passages that create a wide-screen backdrop for Puciato’s vocals.
-Sam Goldner - Tiny Mix Tapes