Brooklyn's Blondes pulled something of a fast one on their fans this morning, announcing the digital release of their masterfully controlled new double album, Swisher, with no prior warning. I've always admired the analog house duo for their less-is-more approach, their austere adherence to the grid; Swisher sees them branching out a bit more often into the industrial palette and rhythmic instability of techno, while offsetting their painstaking sense of structure with wayward sweeps of melody and noise. You can stream the whole thing on YouTube, and pick up a physical copy via RVNG Intl. on August 6th.
June 25, 2013