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What's so good?
By tobiashandke | Jul 08, 2013

If you're a fan of 80s style synth-pop, you'll want to get your ears around xPRIESTx's "Samurai." A collaborative effort between vocalist Madeline Priest and producers Dave Kazyk and Chandler Strang (of Saskatchewan fame  -- an indie act out of Florida well worth a listen), xPRIESTx takes the lo-fi goodness of Grimes and blends it with the cold synths of Zola Jesus, resulting in the spectacular "Samurai."

There's a methodic symmetry to "Samurai's" pulsating synth and slinky Phoenix-like bass line, with Priest's innocent vocals bringing the lo-fi production together. While it might be a brave call, I haven't head a pop tune this catchy since Grime's "Oblivion," and I hope this is the start of a promising career for xPRIESTx.
Tobias Handke
Author: Tobias Handke
I like music and writing, so I write about music.

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