On the Record: La Sera, Paul Weller, Zeus and More

By Bill Chenevert
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For Fans Of: The Who/Traffic x Costello/Bragg, the Gallaghers, modfathers.

 

THEESatisfaction

awE naturalE

(Sub Pop)

Sounds Like: Spellbindingly awesome Seattle hip-hop duo of Stasia (Stas) and Catherine (Cat) who’ve nailed avant-gard hip-hop like their friends, Shabazz Palaces.

Free Association: Who’da thought Seattle and Sub Pop would give us this brilliance?

For Fans Of: Yo Majesty x Janelle Monae, Angela Davis, Baduism + sci-fi Africanism.


Miike Snow

Happy To You

(Republic)

Sounds Like: Swedish dance-pop trio’s sophomore is a surprisingly chill listen, not all drunk dancefloor bangers (like “Toxic,” which they wrote); electro with substance.

Free Association: Finally! A band to put Passion Pit in their place: a dark, dank corner.

For Fans Of: Small Black x Lykke Li, Kraftwerk + Sweden, ominous dance music.

 

Zeus

Busting Visions

(Arts & Crafts)

Sounds Like: The Canadian quartet’s second full-length is a surprise departure from their previous sound; much more high-energy, blaring fuzzy guitars and glam-rock.

Free Association: So T. Rexy it makes us desirous of long hair, platform boots and glitter.

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