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New Music: Download ‘The Best’
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It has long been the hope of this writer that the kids start investigating and reinterpreting prog-rock. A fertile and largely unchecked source for inspiration, prog’s dizzying time-signatures, synthesizer-laden atmospheres, and musical cross-pollination finally seem ripe enough for the children of the internet to devour. Brooklyn’s Starring seem more than able to live up to the task of carrying on the lessons of this unfairly scorned genre into the future. A listen to The Best — a track from the Brooklyn quintet’s Northern Spy debut ABCDEFG-HIJKLMNOP-QURSTUV-WXYZ — certainly won’t conjure images of Middle Earth, Renaissance Fairs, or fantastical Roger Dean landscapes. But it will spin you into a world where punk thrust, psychedelic smear, and prog-rock’s technical virtuosity collide to produce very listenable, and thrilling, results. Stream/download The Best below and head here to pre-order ABCDEFG-HIJKLMNOP-QURSTUV-WXYZ ahead of its June 12th release.
-East Village Radio