Did You Hear? “Betray” and “Easy”

New music! Sometimes old music. Music that we love!
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It was tough to choose which track to feature from Son Lux. Everything I’ve heard from them is innovative, brilliantly arranged, and slightly different from anything I’ve heard before. As a result, I’m taking the coward’s way out and posting the first-ever Did You Hear? doubleheader. I recommend listening to these tracks while you search your heart to find forgiveness for this blatant violation of Did You Hear? rules.
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“Betray” by Son Lux: So many things keep me coming back–the ridiculous bass line, the roving band of flutes (would it be called a murder?),  and the great false start at the beginning, like a sonic double-take.  And at 3:28, the drummer lays it on thick and turns the whole thing into a slow jam again! Brilliant.
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“Easy” by Son Lux: A simple arrangement with an amazing bari sax line they put right in your face.  There’s a ton of tiny jeweled detail in the background of this track helping the whole thing to gel, but the beat is just merciless. If I was in a prison gang breaking rocks, I’d ask the warden play this.
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– Brook Reeder

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