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EB Listening: Dreamers – ST

EB Listening: Dreamers - ST Holy moly. The LA-based label Germ isn’t just killing it lately; they’re straight massacring it. A few weeks ago we brought you the debut stream of Hecuba’s sophomore LP Modern, and if that one was pop bliss, this is pure electronic rage. The duo of Megan Gold and Robbie Williamson have just released their self-titled debut as Dreamers, and we’re blasting this hard enough to rattle the windows. Punching, searing sonic beats punctuate the puncture of Gold’s voice, which sounds like Siouxsie Sioux grew up listening to Hole‘s Pretty On The Inside on repeat. Or what the fuck ever, it sounds like what it is: thrashy, trashy ravepunk that makes you sweat like a beast before making you swoon with a surprisingly beautiful climax. Our hearts and ears are jizzing like crazy. If this is the debut, we’re pumped for what these dreamers bring us next.

Dreamers is out today. Pick it up and play it loud.

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EB Listening: Hecuba – Modern

EB Listening: Hecuba - Modern 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.

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