Monday, February 1, 2010

SOTD 2.1.10

Behind this ethereal, '60s-influenced pop of Prints are multi-instrumentalist Kenseth Thibideau and vocalist Zac Nelson. Furthering the lushness of the textures laid down by Thibideau is Nelson, who not only improvises lyrics on the spot, but also utilizes his voice to add oohs and ahs and other subtle scats that add to the otherworldly atmosphere of the songs. One could argue that this is Animal Collective minus the synth focus and injected with a more concrete pop sensibility and structuring. Released on the post-rock powerhouse label that is Temporary Residence Limited, the home of such seminal acts as Explosions in the Sky and Mono, Prints' self-titled debut hit the shelves silently in 2007, but we at Muzjiks are here to make sure such quality music doesn't go unnoticed. Enjoy.

Prints: "Easy Magic"


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