Love ourselves a little splashette of wistful transatlantic pop we do, and today that comes beamed in radiantly from Brooklyn’s Lorely Rodriguez, aka Empress Of. Hat Trick tells of a trip to the neighbourhood clairvoyant, as Rodriguez insouciantly intones in what more or less sounds like a sigh straight out of the ’80s: “Lay my cards on the table/ Tell me my future” over pseudo-futuro splurges of slooshing, slo-mo Miami Vice smooth. Firmly in its sights its a muzzy, almost exhausted climax evocative of a certain Super Trouper, as Rodriguez then repeatedly assures she’ll “never let you go.” And it makes us want to break down the fourth wall and thank her profusely, it does.
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- Dots & Dashes' Track of the Week comes from the (mercifully) returning @sharonvanetten. Stream Taking Chances: http://t.co/B09ON2VXEW about 7 hours ago from web
- The bad news? That Neutral Milk Hotel, Mac DeMarco and Xiu Xiu all play that night, too: http://t.co/lEcyTwO8Dp about 8 hours ago from web
- The good news? Speedy Ortiz return to London, playing Islington's Electrowerkz May 22nd. Brilliant last time out, too http://t.co/jaoKKsGPG4 about 8 hours ago from web
- Harbouring an understated brilliance to belie the band name, indulge in @DeadCrowPirates' Without Her: http://t.co/5bMVRZtShX about 9 hours ago from web