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Starry Eyed Over Starchild & the New Romantic

Hello and welcome to 2ser’s new music review, it’s where we compile the best new music from around the world for your enjoyment!

SERvin’ Up! – w/c March 12, 2018

Lucy Dacus – Historian (Feature Album)
Moonlover – Thou Shall Be Free
Vintage Crop – New Age
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio – Close But No Cigar
Wild Meadows – Wild Meadows
Amen Dunes – Freedom
Ought – Room Inside the World
Starchild & The New Romantic – Language
S. Carey – Hundred Acres
Oh Mercy – Cafe Oblivion

To kick things off we’ve got the debut album from New York’s Starchild & The New Romantic. At the helm of this project is Bryndon Cook who gifts us with 70s + 80s inspired funk mixed with contemporary R&B. Language is an uplifting record that shows off an immensely colourful soundboard filled with bouncy brass, meandering guitar licks and all coated with some very smooth, velvety vocals. You will probably dig this if you’re into artists like Blood Orange and Solange, who both frequently call on his expertise to collaborate in the studio and transform those recordings into a live show.

Heading back to our shores and down to Geelong, Vintage Crop are tearing it up with some short and gritty garage rock. A record that covers everything from alien misadventures to missing garden gnomes, if you love the likes of Eddy Current Suppression Ring and Uranium Club, then this one is for YOU! Their record New Age was recorded in one 8 hour session, and clearly these guys do not mess around.

S. Carey is the solo project of longtime Bon Iver drummer and backing vocalist Sean Carey. Taking centre stage with his third record Hundred Acres, Carey’s songwriting is cinematic. Sit back, close your eyes and let your ears find comfort and beauty in these gently strummed folk pop songs.

Also this week, new singles from Natalie Prass, Parquet Courts, Sons of Kemet, P76, Middle Management and Tetrahedra.

Enjoy it all on 2SER,

Steph

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