There are times when formulaic artist emergences teeter on distasteful. I get it- shrouded in mystery, an artist has more control over orchestrating their own image, sound, and reception. That being said, maintaining anonymity and having a name where all the letters are capitalized and spaced has been done. It’s been done a lot, but when it comes down to it I don’t give a flying fuck if the music can support that approach. In the case of Y N G C U L T it so awesomely does. LA based duo have chosen not to reveal their identities (yet), but while remaining blurred visions they are a sonic sight.
They released their EP Capitøll last month with two diverse tracks, each featuring one half of the duo as the primary vocalist. Sides of War, with the feminine half taking lead, is a beautiful, enigmatic and emotive piece of Electro-Pop/R&B with a 90s sensibility and vanguard production. On Let’s Get It Back the other half of the duo is lead vocals, and he sounds super sexy. The track is reminiscent of SBTRKT, and even at times LA based duo Skin Town. I’m feeling this, and I think you will too.