Hecuba put the art in art-pop. The Los Angeles duo of Isabel Albuquerque and Jon Beasley captured our ears and minds with their debut LP Paradise, but their latest work transcends anything they’ve done before. Blurring the ideas of gender and singular identity, the nine tracks on Modern play with the idea of what our ideas of emotion and love really mean, packing massive weight within deceptively sparse song structures. Listen to the shimmering, shimmying beat of ‘Faith’ or the skeletal pulse of ‘Hurt You’ and you will hear the future of pop music: eternally catchy, constantly evolving, never compromising.
Modern drops tomorrow on Germ, but you need to hear it now. It’s an immense pleasure to present to you the premiere of the full album stream. Listen to this beautiful, important record below. Share it with your friends. Then, buy it and bask in it.
Published May 07, 2012.