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With the old soul of a 60s crooner and the sampling software of a modern bedroom recorder, ex-truck driver Daughn Gibson sounds unusually unstuck from time. His songs depict small-town, kitchen sink drama, but his delivery is grander. Scott Walker locked away with a sampler.
(6/14 at Cameo Gallery)
Andrea Estrella and co. are a weird, but weirdly slick Long Island pop machine with several settings: airy neo-disco party jams, bubbly Stereolab lounge, creepy Cocteau Twins album cuts, or creepy Twin Peaks theme ambient.
(Stereogum & Cameo Gallery showcase, 6/16 at Cameo Gallery)
Pittsburgh producer Chris Laufman is unusually gifted at taking bits of other people’s music and warping them, refitting them towards fiercely personal ends. He cuts up and recontextualizes samples to create Panda Bear-influenced pop, with mixed-up, braggadocious lyrics given urgent, hip-hop immediacy.
(PopGun showcase, 6/16 at Glasslands)
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