MP3: Gospel Choirs – China Girl

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After seven years of distillation in his home-studio with a cocktail of vintage synths and childhood memories of David Bowie on the kitchen radio, Gospel Choirs, the new project from former Banned from Atlantis drummer W. James Meagher, explodes kicking and screaming onto the Winnipeg music scene with a superbly synth-heavy cover of the Bowie/Pop collab, “China Girl,” which he fittingly dropped on Bowie’s birthday.

What really makes the track a stand-out is the smooth-as-glass growl of Meagher’s relaxed baritone, which glides over glimmering waves of pads, shoegazy guitar plucks at the heartstrings and an oddly perfect peppering of bongo/conga solos.

Digital sales from “China Girl” on Bandcamp will go towards his now eagerly awaited debut LP, Bring On The Empty Horses, which if we’re lucky, we’ll see before Bowie’s 69th birthday.

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Video: Lief Hall – Glass Machine

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Vancouer ex-pat/neu-Berliner Lief Hall, trippy video artist and one-half of the now on-hiatus noise-pop duo, MYTHS, has just released Transform, a dystopic trio of unexpectedly catchy dark electro cuts featuring black-as-hell trap beats paired with glistening pads, sleazy synths and her signature choral vocal layering.

She just dropped the first music video in her new solo-outing that suitably sees Lief invoking the gods of Windows 95 while staring into a glowing neon vortex of black mirrors with back-up dancers in the hypnotizing form of morphing, undulating hands that beckon the viewer to surrender to the luminously layered cosmos of “Glass Machine”.

Pick up Transform on Lief’s Bandcamp.

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