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New Kiddish: “Kagaru”

Tokyo-based duo Kiddish have been releasing a steady stream of new music over the course of the year, but “Kagaru” stands out as a particularly absorbing number. Whereas many of their 2017 output has been of or adjacent to the laid-back trend present in rock (more Suchmos than Never Young Beach), “Kagaru” finds them covering a laid back groove with synthesizer washes and some nice keyboard drip-drops. It gives the song — otherwise moving forward over a strut-ready groove and the pair’s un-manipulated singing — a welcome glow, with certain sounds adding a nice unnerving feel to the song. Listen above.