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Local Dialect pair day and night on "Poseidon," play Elsewhere 7.13

New York electronic duo Local Dialect excel in creating understated techno, crafting tactile soundscapes that would feel just as appropriate underground as they would in open air. Their recent drop “Poseidon [REALM]” is a perfect example of this two-pronged production mentality, with its deep, brooding bass underscoring energetic, almost tropical percussive accents. The pairing of these two subsets of electronic music—the mixing of both dark and light elements—makes Local Dialect’s music recommended listening for summer nights and July pool parties alike (or perhaps both, if you’re dancing long enough). Stream it below, and catch them at Elsewhere on July 13th, alongside Willaris.K. -Connor Beckett Mcinerney

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Simon Garrett's "Dreamworld" is an experimental odyssey, plays Sunnyvale 7.16

Dreamworld, the new LP from Brooklyn-based artist Simon Garrett, spills out onto the canvas like a knocked over can of paint, incorporating smatterings of electronica, breakbeat, and alternative rock throughout the course of its nine distinct tracks. It’s a record that’s hard to pin down, and Garrett seems to like it that way, directly confronting the listener by means of off-kilter percussive segues (“Expalina”), power-pop anthems (“Whole New Shaky”), and bare-bones lofi folk performances (“Last Sunday”). While by no means a thematically cohesive work, Garrett’s penchant for weird, disconcerting sonic textures and drive for experimentation ultimately delivers an album that’s satisfyingly strange, offering an idiosyncratic take on numerous genres from a radically new perspective. Listen below, and catch Simon Garrett on July 16th at Sunnyvale, supporting Racket Man, Tidal Gloom, and Phil and the Osophers. -Connor Beckett McInerney

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KYOSi's new EP "Negative Space" finds beauty in the experimental

New York-based polymath KYOSi describes the process of crafting her new extended play in terms of resonant beauty. “The question I ask myself is ‘did I make something I believe to be beautiful?’ and if the answer is yes, then I’ve reached success,” she says. As such, the recently released Negative Space contains a smattering of diverse genre influences—equal parts jazz, EDM, and pop— all congealing to create something as aesthetically pleasing as it is avant-garde. The EP’s title track is a standout example of this mellifluously-focused philosophy, with KYOSi’s vocals drifting in over reverb-laden seventh chords, all driven forward by house-inspired percussive breaks. It’s an iconoclastic release that on paper shouldn’t work, but with each separate piece in its right place, guided by KYOSi’s acute ear, it delivers a lush, experimental listening experience. Stream it below. -Connor Beckett McInerney

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Music Blesses America at High Sierra Music Festival

Looking for something fun to do this 4th of July weekend? Do you love you some great mountains majesty, music of all shapes and genres, and food? Beverages? Trees? Camping? We recommend the High Sierra Music Festival for some good ol’ fashioned American purity. From Dispatch to Jim James, Del & Dawg to The New Mastersounds, the festival has something for most musical tastes. It’s like Burning Man but peaceful. Local favorites include Midnight North, Royal Jelly Live, Rainbow Girls, More Fatter and Eric Long. The festival runs from July 4th thru 7th in the lovely Quincy, Ca. We hope to see you there and tell us post-fest: which acts were your highlights? Land of the free, home of some killer music. May music bless America! - Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor

 

 





So Sensitive's dark pop debut out 08.02; hear new single now

So Sensitive -- the dark-pop outfit born from the ashes of experimental duo Muscle & Marrow -- will release their debut album Bedroom Drama on August 2nd. They've just released second single "My Heart Is Open," after setting the tone with "What's A Girl To Do?". The new track continues the lightening of So Sensitive's sound from their earlier days; the indie pop of Kira Clark and Keith McGraw seems accessible compared to the rumbling rawness of Muscle & Marrow. Despite that, "My Heart Is Open" remains full of emotion and grit as an homage to Clark's songwriting hero Courtney Love. The single channels Bedroom Drama's themes of sexual identity, obsession, and sacrifice, showing that though the duo's music is lighter, the subject matter certainly isn't. Take a listen to "My Heart Is Open" below. - Will Sisskind

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