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David Peter Simon

What's so good?
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This is a rediscovered favorite from two fantastic Bay Area artists. I've been listening to this song almost once a week without failure since it came out a year or so ago -- it's that good.

This is what I consider somber music to dance to. Picture a beautiful couple dressed up in something like The Kooples, lazily strolling across The Bay Bridge on their way to Oakland after a long, sort of depressing night out. The nagging repetition of "this will bury me" will remind you of something personal and hazy, the constant kicks an unforgettable reminder of transgressions past. Lovely.

FRIENDZONE is Dylan Reznick and James Laurence. I stupidly hadn't been following them since their release of an awesome set ALL/J.D., but since then they've been producing loads of music. Some of the less witch house variety, more of the upbeat instrumental hip-hop styling. You can find some of those tracks on SoundCloud and they put mixes on Tumblr. They list A$AP Rocky & Chippy Nonstop as artists they like. I approve. You should "like" them on Facebook. They're definitely a pair to watch.

Former Ghosts is a project by Freddy Ruppert with loose collaborations from artists, including Xiu Xiu frontman Jamie Stewart, Zola Jesus' Nika Roza, and others. He's currently making music under his own name and putting out tracks on SoundCloud. I highly recommend all his music; I think his emotional honesty has been unparalleled in the independent scene for some time. You can find some of his selected works on his website.
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