Tuesday, March 24, 2009

BLK JKS – "Lakeside"


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I can't get enough of Johannesburg, South Africa's BLK JKS! Gripping atmospherics, Afrobeat polyrhythms, Zulu vocal harmonizations, impressionistic lyrics, shimmering guitars that alternate between shoegaze-y textures and Soweto-style staccato riffs... The contrasts are striking, mostly because it all blends together so cohesively. I'm not sure what else to say about it... Take a listen. This here is the real shit!

Their Mystery EP is out now on Secretly Canadian (steadily earning its place as one of our most trusted and consistently adventurous labels).

BLK JKS

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