June McDoom is a singer-songwriter based in New York City whose eponymous debut EP is a collection of songs that collage virtually everything important to her. Growing up in South Florida in a Jamaican household, McDoom was raised around reggae music; later, she discovered and nourished her own deep love for folk music and songwriting of the 1960s and 70s. While studying in NYC for a degree in Jazz Performance, her musical palette expanded to include the more intricate influences of jazz and early soul. Realizing that her favorite vintage folk music lacked artists with similar identities as her own, it became increasingly important for McDoom to carve a unique musical space – to push folk music towards a new and different audience by incorporating influences of early soul, reggae, and vintage analog experimentation into a new world all its own.
Following the release of her debut single, “The City” – mixed by Gabe Wax (Soccer Mommy, Spoon) and included as part of our digital servicing as a bonus track – McDoom was eager to take the reins on the production of her debut EP. Recorded and mixed entirely from home with collaborator Evan Wright, McDoom found herself enthralled with the analog recording process, which began a textural exploration that defines this record. Experimenting with a mixture of vintage analog and modern digital recording, McDoom learned profound new ways to marry the seemingly contrasting genres and style that had individually shaped her.
RIYL: Weyes Blood, Lomelda, Barrie, Beach House, Winter, Warpaint
Recommended Tracks: Track 3, “On My Way,” Track 4, “Stone After Stone,” Track 6 (bonus track), “The City”
Label: Temporary Residence Ltd.
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