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Sophomore crop of studio recordings spanning avant-garde, punk jazz, and electro-infused funk showcases members' strengths having performed samba, composed for voice, and curated genre-bridging compilations
This EP marks a movement forward for technical prowess and a new collaborative approach toward adapting compositions in the studio. Though songs evolved from a vocal hook, riff on string, or keys or an infectious percussion progression, improvisation has been the real star of the show at both live performances and in basement writing sessions. The further-nuanced approach to spinning straw into semi-precious metal fostered more trust and a willingness to take risks. This era of the group draws more inspiration from stagemates met on tour than from the mixtapes of the band's teenage years. Whether met in a humble basement, garage, or a celebrated professional venue, the dedication of peers to move a room to dance or cheer is what kept toyboat afloat.