Vinyl Williams – “World Soul” (First Listen)

For lack of a more all-encompassing term, let’s call Lionel “Vinyl” Williams an L.A. indie-pop dude. That title is much too reductive because his sound employs elements of New Wave, shoegaze, electro, psych-rock, and mainstream pop. Williams recently signed with Toro Y Moi’s Company Records and is set to release his next LP, Into, in late July. Lead single “World Soul” is a clinic on layering synths and electro atmospheric sounds. Feathery whispers hover low in the mix under thumping drums, heavily reverbed guitars, and the aforementioned digital magnificence to culminate into something even the rhythmically challenged can dance to. Check it out.

Vinyl Williams will also be on tour with Toro Y Moi this spring and Unknown Mortal Orchestra this summer:

04/29 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ^
04/30 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer ^
05/01 New York, NY @ Terminal 5 ^
05/02 Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street ^
05/03 Boston, MA @ Paradise ^
05/05 Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall ^
05/06 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick ^
05/07 Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre ^
05/08 Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner ^
05/09 Louisville – Headliners Music Hall ^
05/10 Nashville – Exit In ^
07/23 Portland – Aladdin Theatre *
07/26 Vancouver – Imperial *
07/28 Boise – Neurolux *
07/29 Salt Lake City – Urban Lounge *
07/31 Denver – Bluebird Theater *
08/02 Phoenix – The Crescent Ballroom *
08/03 Tucson – Club Congress *
08/05 San Diego – Casbah *
08/06 Los Angeles – The Roxy Theatre *

^ w/ Toro Y Moi
* w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Into is out in late July on Company. Pre-order the album in digital and physical formats. Those who pre-order the album also get a joint EP with Toro Y Moi.

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