New Band of the Day #136: People Like You

people like you

New album Verse out now via Topshelf Records.

Who: Chris Lee-Rodriguez (Guitar, Vocals), Michi Tassey (Keys, Vocals), Sander Bryce (Drums), Matt Hull (Trumpet, Flugelhorn) and Sai Boddupalli (Bass).

What: Jazz/math-rock (American Football, Chinese Football).

Where: Boston, Massachusetts.

Why: People Like You are on Topshelf Records. That should be all the endorsement you need. If that’s not enough, be aware that they bring a lush and horn-heavy jazz-inflected sound to a math rock foundation. Deftly balancing immediacy with intricacy, the group’s music is both beautiful and arresting.

Guitars sweep and weave in a gently frenetic manner, while vocals soar softly overhead. Rhythms are off-kilter but serve the song. All the while, an atmosphere of experimental accessibility is promoted. Soothing but challenging. Is that possible?

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