Thursday, June 27, 2013

12 O'Clock Track: the leaned-out funk of Beautiful Swimmers' "Open Shadow"

Posted By on 06.27.13 at 12:00 PM

Earlier this week NPR premiered Son, the forthcoming debut album from Washington, D.C., dance duo Beautiful Swimmers, which I'd been waiting for ever since I first heard a single they dropped a couple years ago called "Open Shadow." Beautiful Swimmers use syrupy wah-wah guitars and a bit of reverb to craft an elegant and slightly woozy funk track that's the perfect backdrop to relaxing in a hammock by the lake, or whatever big body of water may be nearby; Title Tracks front man John Davis adds a nice touch with some sweet and soothing vocals reminiscent of 70s FM rock. Unfortunately, "Open Shadow" isn't on Son, but it is today's 12 O'Clock Track—stream it below and take a listen to the Beautiful Swimmers album over at NPR.

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