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Mister Lies: Hidden Neighbors EP
Buy! - (self-released)
Quite possibly my favorite new artist of 2012, Mister Lies is the alias of Chicago-based musician/producer Nick Zanca. His debut EP is a stunning set of emotive, texture-heavy downtempo beats with 2-step inflections that is super night bus. "Cleam" is one of my favorite songs of the year. Also included here is a couple of gorgeous one-off singles that both feature the sultry vocals of Jessica Blanchet, with "Safety Net" being a collaborative track with kindred talent Different Sleep, the alias of Chicago-via-San Diego musician/producer Rafa Alvarez. 4/20/2012 - Alex