Quickie Reviews: RUMTUM, The Royal, Poliça, and Lizzo
Quickie Reviews: November 2013
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RUMTUM/ Mystic Wonders
Dropped just last month, “Mystic Wonders” is the debut album from experimental / electronic artist RUMTUM. The album is a first on his newly acquired 1320 Records imprint, a label he shares with Big Gigantic, Bassnectar and STS9 – among others. It’s a hypnagogic ride of mind fuckery and head bopping worthy of infinite listens.
The Royal/ Forever Endeavor
Longtime devotees of Colorado local music will recognize frontman Tyler Hayden’s bellow almost immediately in The Royal’s debut album “Forever Endeavor.” It’s a full LP that’s managed to bypass redundant filler. Every single track is capable of being a breakout hit for the outfit, and will surge past any kind of rookie-album designations.
The Minneapolis based synthpop outfit Poliça (POE-LISA) is garnering the attention of listeners worldwide, and its newly released “Shulamith” is only widening the company. Channy Leaneagh’s tender vocals writhe within in a culture-transcendent vibe that underlines the member’s quest for musical autonomy. “Shulamith” is a dream creator.
It’s easy to say that artist A is the next big thing in genre B so go C for yourself, and be done with it. But when an artist like Lizzo comes around and evokes the legacy of greats like MC Lyte, Da Brat and Lil’ Kim – we’d be stupid not to address the cliché. Lizzo will break out, and Lizzobangers is the beginning.