New Music with Steph Liong
First up in New Music this week is Lux Prima, a collaboration between Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Danger Mouse. Spawned from a drunken conversation years ago, the resulting album is slick and polished, quite unlike that conversation must have been.
Second is Sydney locals Low Life and their latest album Downer Edn. First appearing with some demos and a rocky debut, Dogging, around 2012, the five piece is back stronger than ever with an energetic, shoegazer punk effort that doesn’t let up.
Finally Dexter Story is in with his second album, Bahir. Inspired by his academic studies of African Ethno-musicology at UCLA, Dexter takes a detailed and authentic exploration of a huge variety of iconic African genres, blending them seamlessly.