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ARTIST
TITLE
Predictions
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
BC 047CD BC 047CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
9/28/2018

"Attempting to pigeonhole 79.5 into something as narrow as a single genre would be an ill-advised, if not impossible task. The New York City band sounds like someone spinning a radio dial with such passionate intensity that all the stations blend together into a single, transcendent, almost spiritual force. It's disco to the beat of modern house; it's a Supremes cover of a Cardi B banger; it's Roland Kirk playing jazz through one saxophone, funk through another, and the most earwormy pop tune the 1970's could muster through a third. It's an experience, one so effecting that with only a self-released 12" single in circulation, 79.5 had been written up twice in The New Yorker on the merit of their live sets alone. Their debut album Predictions is produced by Leon Michels and was recorded at The Diamond Mine in Queens the old school way, with the whole band playing the songs in one take and captured to analog tape. Already getting heavy spins at radio and finding it's way into the hearts of all the listeners, the instant classic "Boy Don't Be Afraid" is as bandleader Kate Mattison describes, 'a sweet little song about being. Being hopeful, being romantic, being brave. A romantic stance and a declaration of love through melody, in honest girl-group fashion. And like a classic New York deli cup of coffee, light and sweet'. This mix of influences and vibes is maybe best embodied by the stand out tune 'Facing East' which sounds like ESG meets Fleetwood Mac with Sade Saxophone for good measure. The album's title track Predictions was written by Mattison after having a dream about the apocalypse. The tracks encompass the complexity of the band, sometimes literal and light hearted, sometimes abstract and esoteric. 79.5 is easily one of New York City's most adored acts, their debut album has been eagerly anticipated and will surely supersede fans expectations."