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opbmusic’s Monday Mix: This Is The Kit, Chad VanGaalen, She-Devils


This Is The Kit is fronted by British musician Kate Stables.

This Is The Kit is fronted by British musician Kate Stables.

Lucy Sugden-Smith/courtesy of the artist

Each week the Monday Mix showcases three brand new songs from the opbmusic broadcast. This week we feature a delicate folk song, quirky sci-fi inspired rock, and a mesmerizing track that blends retro pop with modern psychedelia.

She-Devils - Come

She-Devils is the project of Montreal artists, Audrey Ann Boucher and Kyle Jukka, who create distorted, 1960’s-influenced pop together. One of our favorite songs, “Come,” is taken from the band’s first full-length album, “She-Devils.” On the track, Boucher’s hypnotically seductive vocals lead into a sonic whirlpool of retro production and otherworldly effects. She-Devils will be opening for Beach Fossils at their sold-out Holocene show July 12. 

 This Is The Kit - Bullet Proof

This is the Kit, fronted by British musician Kate Stables, provides exquisite instrumentation with woodsy undertones. “Bullet Proof,” showcases Stables’ poignant lyrics that are woven into a sparse arrangement of hollow drum beats, cyclical banjo plucking, and cozy waves of guitar. This Is The Kit’s fourth album, “Moonshine Freeze,” comes out July 7.

Chad VanGaalen - Old Heads

Chad VanGaalen’s imaginative universe bubbles up in the layered composition of “Old Heads,” the first single off of his sixth album, “Light Formation” (out on Sept. 8 via Sub Pop). The single is both accessible and peculiar, as a driving bass line and melodic guitar are accompanied by blips of oddball synths.  The chorus charges along with VanGaalens’s anxious and wavering vocals that are reminiscent of Daniel Johnston. Chad VanGaalen plays at Doug Fir Lounge Nov. 12.

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