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southern shores – “palo alto”

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photo courtesy of alyson hardwick

toronto’s southern shores have been mum for close to four years now, but the duo will break their silence on september 2nd with their debut full-length album, loja.  the project’s eight tracks retain an effortlessly breezy aesthetic informed by a muted, pragmatic approach towards making electronic music, not dissimilar to the body of work offered up by their label-mate, maria usbeck, earlier this summer.

lead single “palo alto” provides an enticing glimpse into the overall affect of loja, its rhythm-centric core propelling a wash of synth pads and vocal samples that bob along like pieces of driftwood caught between the changing tides.  looped up and played on repeat, it becomes a particularly soothing soundtrack for summer’s waning months.  take a listen below.

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