Feast of textures -- syrupy guitars, droplet synths -- anchored by gorgeous harmonies. Meanwhile, Bougatsos' vocals shine on the dreamy single "Lotus," which reflects Gang Gang Dance's influences on artists such as Grimes. Some of the band's finest music yet, to say that Kazuashita was worth the wait is an understatement; it's a timely, necessary expression of hope that also feels like a union of the new and the eternal.
Kazuashita the bands first record together since the acclaimed Eye Contact in 2011 is an intoxicating mix of shoegaze and electronic ambience, all held together by Lizzi Bougatsos and her otherworldly vocal. Bougatsos, alongside founding members Brian DeGraw and Josh Diamond, formed the group as an improvisational outfit in the early 2000s, and have consistently worked to blur the boundaries between music and art; as comfortable today performing at the Whitney Biennial as they are at Coachella and count Dash Snow & Nate Lowman, Tinchy Stryder and the Boredoms as previous collaborators. Kazuashita was produced by DeGraw after recording sessions across several New York studios and art spaces,