i am excited this afternoon to present 'slow motives', a new album by baltimore artist the pathetic and elegant (AKA luke fisher). luke is a master of deadpan, velvet underground-esque dark-pop melodies with minimalist, repetitive electronic production. the lyrics are personal and acutely observed.
highly recommended. i think my favorite song is 'and you're still here', which turns up the VU knob by running everything through various forms of distortion.
get it here. also check out the art collective of which the pathetic and elegant is a part, spellabee space, they are friends of MFOA.