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MP3 of the Day: Sumsun's "Leaving You"

Stow another South Floridian entry in the blogger-darling chillwave file with Sumsun. Back in March, this hypnotic, retro-leaning dance act signed to Los Angeles-based label Leaving Records -- a subsidiary of Alpha Pup, which houses Daedelus, Busdriver, Solillaquists of Sound and Nosaj Thing.

West Palm Beach native Judson Rogers is the brainchild behind this electro wizardry. With the help of vocalist Beverly Russell, Rogers yields fragile, slightly over modulated-sounding, beautifully nebulous numbers.

It's atmospheric, moderately-paced stuff that overlaps with our other

local electro-haze hero MillionYoung.

Russell's angelic, soulful croon provides Rogers' songs a touch of

organic vibrancy. Brother has been busy too, besides the Leaving Records

deal, a double A-side single, "Ants"/"Capella", is due on cassette on

the London label Wolf Tapes

in early June, and Japanese label Moamoo will be

releasing Rogers and Russell's collaborative effort Lake Life in


His Leaving Records' U.S. debut is set for a July release date on

cassette and vinyl. In the meantime, check out tropically-infused

concoction of "Leaving You," a perfect soundtrack for the glimmering

lazy summer days ahead.


"Leaving You" MP3

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Alex Rendon