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King Krule
After a much buzzed-about run at this year’s CMJ, King Krule, aka 17-year-old London-based songwriter Archy Marshall, seems poised for either breakout success or career-killing backlash. (Sadly, there is not much room in the middle anymore, is there?) His self-titled, five-song debut EP was just released by True Panther, and it’s an extremely likable little collection of bedroompop songs that are refreshingly well constructed and tastefully embellished with various electronic elements. Even with Marshall’s deep, primitive vocals, there’s something so clear and concise about the whole thing that you can’t help wanting to hear what he’ll do next. If I were to say it sounds like Billy Bragg for the Altered Zones generation, you would probably throw up, so I won’t. (But it does.)


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