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July 2014
Baked
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Last year Baked came out with a tape called S/T Cassette.  Two songs short, it's enough to see where the band is coming from; they're not afraid to blur themselves, letting the sounds melt into landscape jams.  On Debt, their debut off Exploding in Sound, Baked is still melting, but it's a much more guided flow.  The album mixes high velocities with the turned down mellow feels that Baked just seems to ooze from every orifice.   R.J. Gordon's vocals take a back seat under a wash of reverb, sitting just below the pop driven melodies that surround him.  "Mick Jagger" especially is a stunner, where Yoni David's drumming drives the tune as the rest of the sounds float in zero gravity.  There's something unobtainably attractive about this band's sound, whether it's because they remind us of England's long lost Wu Lyf, or because they channel Bedhead at the same time. - Jake Saunders

 
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Callers announces third album for October

Callers announces third album for October

There's a surprise 'round every corner and corners in plenty to be found on Brooklyn-via-New Orleans duo Callers' third album 'Reviver'. When you think you're about to comfortably dive into some light-hearted pop the skippy beat breaks down; once you're settled in the groove, Sara Lucas' soulful R'n'B vocals pierce through and you're heading towards memories of Motown classics but then, as you begin to be seduced by her sultry tones, a barely-there punk cadence or jerky rhythm kicks in and you're in for 'something completely different'.

Fact is though, all twists and turns flow seamlessly, and the experimental dexterity with which Sara & Ryan drift back and forth between one another's influences would make any middle-ground, if they were to seek one... well to put it bluntly, a waste of creative potential. The album only comes out October 9th via Partisan Records, but here's a teaser for you, streaming below; meanwhile, you can catch Callers as they head back to NYC in the course of their current tour, on September 20th at The Music Hall Of Williamsburg. - Tracy Mamoun

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