Pick a Piper, Sentience (feat. Sophia Alexandra).

Under the guise of Pick a Piper, Brad Weber may be no stranger to coopetition – his sublime, intrinsically collaborative début album featured the estimable likes of fellow Caribou bandmate John Schmersal, BRAIDS’ Raphaelle Standell-Preston, members of Born Ruffians, Ruby Suns, and so on – thus it should come as no surprise to discover that comeback track Sentience spotlights the diaphanous vocals of fellow Toronto artist Sophia Alexandra. They prove the perfect foil for Weber’s intricate electronica tracery, dextrously interwoven into the fabric of this cerebral, but still foot-working bit of HVOB-evocative brilliance, which ought to brighten the otherwise somewhat dingy surrounds of The Shacklewell Arms in a few weeks’ time.

Sentience is available now via Tin Angel Records, while Pick a Piper play The Shacklewell Arms on August 1st.