Made Up People’s synth-driven “The Cure” places the band in the middle of a rousing game of pinball. It’s a fun concept that quickly turns dark as band members become flattened by the enormous steel ball. The band takes the concept further though, revealing the game player as a crippled, makeup-smudged wife-to-be. The wedding must not have gone as planned. The band continues playing, all mellow beach/psych guitars melding with retro synths, choruses ascending as she vents her frustrations. Eventually, a ball comes for her, and we realize the pinball machine is a sort of evil moral presence, ensnaring all those who play. Be sure to check out the video premiere for “The Cure” above.