Here's what's cool about this: the wistful vocals that float effortlessly above the music, the buzzing density of the entire song, the warm thump drawn out from minimal techno and into a more rock-based world. "Decline" works because of its low-key unpretentious aspirations. It could easily be just another hazy dance track in a year full of hazy dance tracks, but the attention to detail—the little key pings and surprisingly confident vocals make it stand out. The track is from an upcoming Roman Photos 7-inch on Double Phantom Records.
Download: Roman Photos, "Decline"