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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Lemonade Preps First Release as a NY Band

Posted By on Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 12:09 PM

Lemonade: more NY, less hair - ALYSSA ROBB
  • Alyssa Robb
  • Lemonade: more NY, less hair

It was just about two years ago when a young San Francisco trio by the name of Lemonade wrote and recorded its debut self-titled album for Brooklyn-based label True Panther Sounds (also responsible for releasing music by Girls, Glasser, and Ty Segall). The band's record caught the attention of fans throughout the country, and garnered Lemonade high-ranking reviews on prestigious music websites (Pitchfork gave it an 8.3). After situating into a new Brooklyn home, Lemonade has prepared the follow-up to that debut--a five-song EP cleverly titled Pure Moods.

Sonically, the differences between Lemonade's first effort and its new release are vast. The trio dove deep into the tropical inclinations only hinted at the first time around. The EP contains larger elements of calypso, dub, and international beats alongside previous obsessions with straightforward dance music.

Calling Pure Moods an EP is almost misleading. While the release's tracklist does fit within the standards of an EP, its run-time is over 30 minutes long--making for more of a mini-album than the usual short sampler. Hear for yourself when Pure Moods comes out March 9 on True Panther Sounds.

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