By some weird stroke of luck, whenever I've written about Berkeley's Dan Casey it has been for his rock project Steezy Ray Vibes and not his electronic alter ego Yalls, which caught my ear in the first place. The Voice is the new Yalls EP, released today for however much you'd like to pay. "These voices aren't mine," he wrote on Bandcamp of its sampled, often pitched-up chirps and dewy vocals, "but I'm singing with them." The first two tracks are especially good, but it's the bubbly starts and stops of "Preta" that are really floating me up from the late afternoon slump.
April 02, 2013