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Blondes

Brown-haired producers of spacy, slow-building, euphoric dance music, Blondes — Sam Haar and Zach Steinman, both graduates of Ohio’s Oberlin college — found notice following uploading some early paths on the MySpace page. They obtained some interest from music sites and were the main topic of Pitchfork’s repeating “Increasing” feature in March 2010, 90 days before the formal launch of their debut, Touched, released for the Merok label. Though it had been billed as an EP, the five-track 12″ clocked in at only in short supply of 40 mins, so long as many an recording released by a number of the duo’s inspirations (early Tangerine Fantasy) and contemporaries (Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom). The duo released a string of singles in 2011, a lot of which were gathered on Blondes’ self-titled debut recording, a double-disc affair that also included remixes by JD Twitch of Optimo, Laurel Halo, Rene Hell, and Andy Stott. The duo provided a far more refined edition of their sound on 2013’s Swisher, which emphasized the impact of Krautrock and German dub techno on Blondes’ music.

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