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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Great band goes in a new direction

Regular readers of this blog may remember my championing of Brooklyn-based duo The Mast almost exactly a year ago -- their debut Wild Poppies  remains one of my favorite albums of 2011. A two-piece built around guitarist/singer Haale Gafori and percussionist Matt Kilmer, The Mast transcended their self-imposed limtations and, like other successful duo acts (Viva Voce, The Black Keys, The White Stripes, Pretty Lightning) managed to create something startling and great.

Now they have moved in a decidedly different direction, as the video below suggests. Utilizing a much stronger palette of electronic sounds, their new single "Up Up Up" offers a different vibe. It kind of reminds me of Garmarna, when they went electro with their Hildegard Von Bingen record, if that rings any bells. (No? Just me? Okay then.) Anyway, if you like it, check out their Bandcamp page for 5 other remixes, and a chance to download the whole set.

By the way, this song is the lead single from the new album, so stay tuned...

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