"Reproduction" by Outlands

OUTLANDS press image by  Brian HamelmanChinatown‘s Outlands is coed duo Melissa Smith and Mark Arciaga who decided to make a “homage to late ’80s and early ’90s R&B” with their second EP Love Is As Cold As Death (LebensStrasse Records). Leaving behind the lo-fi vibe of their first release, the songs are lacquered in hazy pop and digi-beats throwing back to England’s trip-hop scene. But the focus of every track is Smith’s reliable soulful voice that flutters between soft breaths and searing peaks such as on “Reproduction”:

Outlands will perform at Touch Vinyl tonight (Friday, April 11th) along with Heathers.

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