Lincoln Jesser

L.A.’s Lincoln Jesser has been a regular amongst the pages of TMN for the last year, and if you haven’t yet had a chance to expand your palate and consume his downtempo brand of repurposed, Vince Clarke & Martin Gore leaning synth-pop; well it’s not too late to start now. Jesser’s latest tune “Untold” was the choice prescription to kick off our Hump Day. There’s just something about a chunky bass line and expansive, gliding kick drum dispersed amongst brooding pop instrumentation (tastefully executed of course) which hooks this writer without fail. While some feel the synth/indie-pop reservoir may be drying up a bit over the course of the past few years; it’s spacy, sophisticated compositions like this which immediately rejuvenate our love for those 80’s pop revivalists. But; referring to Lincoln Jesser’s music as 80’s revivalist would be doing him a disservice to the sonically textured soundscapes he’s able to manufacture while keeping it pop in structure. On “Untold” it’s difficult to not be reminded of an early Com Truise configuration while vocally it’s as if Neon Indian’s Alan Palomo and Cut Copy’s Dan Whitford were mutated into one lush inflection. “Untold” comes as the first single leaked form Jesser’s next LP, Modern Color  (preorder on iTunes here), which is due out on September 23. So until then, stream “Untold” above and we’ll be bringing you more singles before its official release.

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