On the Record: Red Light King, Paper City, Washed Out & More

By Bill Chenevert
Add Comment Add Comment | Comments: 0 | Posted Jul. 27, 2011

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(Paper City/Moedog Music)


Sounds Like: A California girl wrote all these mediocre songs and got a couple dudes to record ’em and tour with her, but they’re all pretty sleepy and unexceptional.


Free Association: They’ll tour coffeehouses and undersell 20-person capacity rooms.


For Fans Of: Natalie Imbruglia + Natalie Merchant, naps, 
falling asleep at cafe shows.


Washed Out


Within and Without


(Sub Pop)


Sounds Like: Mr. Chillwave himself, the Georgia-bred lo-fi magician of synthpop, delivers a proper debut of atmospheric and dreamy beats for 
summer enjoyment.


Free Association: The things a whippersnapper can do with a computer—technology! 


For Fans Of: Neon Indian, Toro y Moi x Small Black, 
knowing everything, TOMs.


Austra


Feel It Break


(Domino)


Sounds Like: Katie Stelmanis leads this Toronto trio’s debut with her operatic witch voice and piano skills.


Free Association: She’s the new head mistress in the burgeoning coven of 
witch pop.


For Fans Of: Fever Ray x Florence Welch, 
Glasser, The Craft, electro spells.

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