Erin’s Prime Slices of the Week (3/25-4/1): Thirdstory, Demo Taped, Frankie Cosmos

Thirdstory – Cold Heart // soulful pop

The harmonies on Cold Heart are flawless and should be incentive enough to give this album a listen (specifically check out “On and On” to get a glimpse of the perfection). Thirdstory consists of three members from NYC; Ben Lusher, Richard Saunders, and Elliot Skinner. Since gaining a substantial following on YouTube, and then releasing their first EP, Searching, in 2017, Thirdstory was able to show their live performance chops with Chance the Rapper on his 2017 tour. With the release of this debut LP, the trio will soon begin their own tour all over the country. Cold Heart is polished, but wildly organic, overflowing with soulful vocals and smooth bass lines.  Give it a listen and don’t let these guys slip from your memory – they’re only just beginning.

Favorite Tracks: Searching For A Feeling, On And On, G Train, Over (When We Said Goodbye), Still In Love

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Demo Taped – Momentary // electro r&b / gospel

Demo Tapes’ Alex Alexander has combined his background in gospel and impressive bedroom R&B production to create Momentary, an album that is both unique and feircly current. Although the opening track “Insecure” alludes to influences like Chance the Rapper or Daniel Caesar, the album as a whole isn’t quite comparable to any one artist. Momentary pulses powerfully, giving Alexander the space to tell his stories with the type of conviction that can be physically felt seeping through the speakers. The synths and organ/piano bounce around and in-between background vocals from out of this world, coming together in an soulful, electric groove that just won’t quit.

Favorite Tracks: Insecure, Chemical (Blue) Own It, Winter Soon

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Frankie Cosmos – Vessel // lo fi indie singer songwriter 

Although an 18 song album can seem quite cumbersome, each track on Vessel is light and simple enough to make you want to listen to the whole thing straight through. The album is written in a really charming way – like someone’s stream of consciousness written down and squeezed into neat little phrases. The lyrics are soft and sincere, matching the conversational whisper in Geta Kline’s voice. The recording style is candid and personal; listening to “Ur Up” and “Being Alive” makes the listener feel like a part of the process. Check it out!

Favorite Tracks: Caramelize, Apathy, As Often As I Can, I’m Fried, Ur Up, Being Alive

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