Tomboy is a NYC duo that offers a rather personal and stripped out take on the industrial-pop genre, even though the term "pop" is a little stretched here, since the band's material, to date, never really unleashes pop music's signature "big chorus," preferring instead to keep the melodic tension chained and growing until the end. Their approach is quite minimalistic and measured, with rarely more than two parts overlapping with each other, which opens up a lot of space for Sarah Aument's strong and somewhat Bjorkesque vocals. "Roll Out," (streaming, video here) is the first single/video from the self-titled EP, released earlier in April, and moves from a dark, edgy industrial-dance verse towards a more open and traditional chorus. "Moths" on the other end is a moody midtempo built on on a web of percussive samples and sudden synth slashes. Kudos to director Maria Burns fur the uber stylish, just released video, streaming below.
We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best electronic songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!