BLK JKS – "Lakeside"
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).