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Friends - 5th Anniversary Edition Vinyl LP

AWAL RecordingsSKU lp-15132

lovelorn guitar-based psych pop/R&B
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Omar Apollo emerged from the digital ether in 2016, posting tracks such as “{}[]" and "Brakelights”, racking up tons of Soundcloud plays (back when it mattered). He released the only-slightly-more Googleable debut EP Stereo in 2018, a collection of bilingual, lovelorn psych-pop. He has a wide range of influences including Bowie, James Blake, The Beatles, and Sly Stone in addition to classic Mexican soul music. “Ashamed” is low-slung bass and clipped drums, Apollo’s voice drifting from gruff grumbles to shrieking falsetto. “Kickback” beings with hazy guitar and strutting bassline, resulting in a catchy bit of uptempo R&B. “Friends” begins with straightforward acoustic strums and heart-on-sleeve lyricism cut through with filtered flute accents. While the ingredients may sound familiar, this is a unique and exciting pop record, and we look forward to more. This record is pressed on standard black vinyl. Recommended. 

  • 5th anniversary edition w/ giant foldout poster
  • black vinyl pressing
  • original release year: 2019
  • music label: AWAL Recordings 2024
reviewed by PERPETUAL CRUSH 08/2019
UPC: 5056167179634


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