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Gengahr premieres new song “Haunter” — listen

Like fellow UK outfits alt-J and Foals, experimental four-piece defies genre norms

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    Much like their UK brethren alt-J and Foals, rising experimental outfit Gengahr has a penchant for stitching together eccentric tapestries of sound. Since debuting last summer with singles “Powder” and “Bathed In Light” — tracks that start as one thing, only to end as something else entirely — the Londoners have earned a reputation as a band that can easily defy any and all attempts at being pigeonholed. The four-piece’s latest track, “Haunter”, continues to reaffirm this narrative.

    A curious folk/synthpop/art rock hybrid, it’s at once soothing and eerie, controlled yet seemingly always teetering on the brink of chaos. (Think Unknown Mortal Orchestra mixed with a total MGMT acid trip.) The lone common thread that holds this compelling textile together? Snaking falsetto vocals so crystalline their luster nearly outshines every other instrument. Listen in below.

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    “Haunter”, along with the two aforementioned songs, will appear on Gengahr’s forthcoming She’s A Witch EP, due out March 10th on Transgressive. Pre-order it here.

    She’s A Witch Tracklist:
    01. She’s A Witch
    02. Haunter
    03. Powder
    04. Bathed In Light

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