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Pan American "A Son"

Mark Nelson (aka Pan•American) is preparing to release a new album called “A Son” on November 7th via Kranky.

The album’s first single and closing track is beautiful acoustic take on a classic track called “Shenandoah”. Nelson begin playing this song in the days following the death of Heather Heyer, and including the track on this album as a tribute and to draw attention to her foundation.

This album finds Nelson putting aside the electronics in favor of the hammered dulcimer, but holding true to the ambient and atmospheric he has become known for over the last decade.

Shazmatic "W.I.P.s"

Shazmatic (aka Shane Prewitt) recently a new EP called “W.I.P.s”. This is Prewitt’s second album of 2019 and is filled beautifully lo-fi melodies and autotuned vocals.

Club Oro share taut, mellow new single "Lené"

On "Lené," Club Oro's latest single, you're never entirely sure where their taut, misty bedroom pop will take you. Led by singer Cassandra Cronin's gentle lilt, the track's clipped metronomic rhythm weaves in and out like a trance. Her clever imagery is just an uncanny, following a soulful, improvised groove that reveals itself the more you engage with it: "Most of art must be explained/Most of secrets end in flames." What once was a duo between Cassandra and her sibling Connor is now a full-fledged five-piece, though even in broadening their musical palette, they remain true to their DIY sensibilities.

"Lené" is featured on Club Oro's forthcoming debut EP Where's the Hook?, due out later this fall. Juan Rodríguez

Change Request “Shatter Proof”

House Music producer Change Request (aka Andrew Emil) is back with a new maxi-single called “Shatter Proof”. The single is set to be released on November 29th on the local label Fresh Meat, and features the vocals of Lailah Reich.

Russian Baths share new single, play St. Vitus on 11/8

Creating their own quirky blend of noisy dual-guitar dreampop, Russian Baths share their latest single “Wrong” (streaming below) in advance of their debut full-length album Deepfake. A crisp, odd-tempo drum pattern and bassline set up momentary jolting guitars, introducing soft-spoken lyrics “what's that effect you hear? Keep it in control.” Elongated vocals emphasize the song's title with the refrain “I – was – wrong,” as atmospheric textures rise in the background, at times exploding, at times chiming like town square bells. A sonic ascention begins midway through this nearly 5 minute track, creating a wall of hammered guitar chords against the single word songtitle “wrong.” One more quite plateau is reached, as clean dual guitar interplay engages over a simple, basic drum beat. Deepfake is out on 11/8 and the band play their release show that night with like-minded noise rockers Bambara at St. Vitus. - Dave Cromwell

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