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A Deli NYC premiere: Balancer's "Clarity"

A Deli NYC premiere: Balancer's "Clarity"

We are not sure if traces of Puerto Rico and Columbia can be found in Balancer's music (that's where the band's members hail from). There's a certain "chill factor" in their music one wouldn't instinctively associate with hustling NYC, hadn't the Big Apple produced a recent musical phenomenon called "chill wave" and an invasion of mellow dream pop acts led by Real Estate - a scene the band squarely belongs to. But there is a certain romantic quality in their melodies and lyrics that is exquisitely Latin, and that contributes to making their songs so charming and appealing. The trio was one of the best live acts we saw (and booked) at this year's CMJ Music Marathon, thanks to a performance oozing with flair and instrumental confidence (we were particularly impressed with drummer Gabriela Jimeno). We are proud to premiere their newest single "Clarity" (streaming below), recorded in Seattle at the end of 2014 with long time collaborator Garrett Reynolds, during a session that also produced their previous single "Waves Remain."

Published: November 06, 2015 |

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