Electronic Soul Pop (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
NewVillager’s main men, Ross Simonini and Ben Bromley, met at school in San Francisco before starting their Electronic Soul project in Brooklyn, everyone’s favorite hotbed of burgeoning musical endeavors. The band, which now includes drummer Colin Palmer, dropped its self-titled debut a few months back, 10 songs of fairly straightforward Pop that belies the its interest in performance-art hijinks — NewVillager’s live shows are said to involve installation-style elements like dance, film, visual art, writing and more.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Midnite Vultures-era Beck, MGMT doing Hall & Oates covers. (Jason Gargano, CityBeat)
~ "Pop shamans taking meticulous steps towards a mysterious, musical nirvana." (NME)