Last night's secret guest opener for Metronomy was none other than New York (via Cleveland)'s synth prince, White Williams. For roughly a half hour, WW debuted a handful of laptop centric tracks likely to be featured on his forthcoming sophomore effort due out in early 2009. The demo selections sound a bit fiercer & more schizophrenic than anything on his debut LP (Smoke
). However, the performance was ultimately a divisive one. It was painfully obvious to see that half the crowd was loving every last beat of the fresh tunes while the other half was seemingly unimpressed. I happened to fall into the former group.
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Download a WW MP3 at bottom of post.MP3: White Williams - New Violence
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