If You Like Vatican Shadow, You’ll Love … Violetshaped

Violetshaped

Ever hear a record that reminds you of another artist, only different on enough levels to keep things from sounding truly derivative? Here’s one:

The Artist/Album: Violetshaped, Violetshaped (Violet Poison, April 14th)

Why It’s Worth a Listen: So the self-titled, vinyl-only debut of this mysterious duo is a little dark for a Monday morning, but it’s also essential listening if you’re into the hammerhead hooks of Sandwell District, electrocuted body music, and the bruised-but-bumping turn underground techno has taken in recent months.

Pre-Order At: The Merch Table

The Record It Reminds Us Of: Vatican Shadow, Ornamented Walls (Modern Love, 2012)