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Friday, May 20, 2016

ADULT JAZZ - Earrings Off! (Tri Angle)

ADULT JAZZ -  Earrings Off! (Tri Angle) Tri Angle welcome Adult Jazz to their pointy mass with Earrings Off!, which sounds about as close as you’ll get to Animal Collective riding a unicorn with Mica Levi and Antony outside of a Pitchfork writer’s wet dream... Appearing with their well received debut LP, Gist Is in 2014, the four-piece band were subsequently remixed by a gang of hot artists - Happa, Oliver Coates, Shabazz Palaces among them - before arriving at the attentions of Björk, whose affiliations with Tri Angle have no doubt prompted this hook up. Earrings Off! lands in a long-standing tradition of clever pop-not-pop, economically mixing queered Beach Boys vocal harmonies with contesting palettes of discordant strings, bittersweet electronics and nipped art-pop drums in deceptively awkward, intricate arrangements befitting of their experimental songs’ content about “masculinity. Embodiment, lust, idealisation, privilege, legitimacy and limitation… about the possibility of authenticity.”

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