The first minute and a half of this album sounds like a creation of C + C Music Factory. Any campiness is quickly dispelled, though, and the vintage-inspired beats and synth sounds become super smooth but slightly lo-fi. Diamonds and Death - the first release in four years from dance rock duo VHS or Beta - is decidedly more dance and less rock. The band attributes this shift to a relocation from Kentucky to Brooklyn. The beats of 'I Found a Reason' and 'Jellybean' are particularly fresh.