Songs You May Have Missed #50

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Harlem Shakes: “Niagara Falls” (2009)

Another band that unfortunately split after releasing just one full-length album, New York’s Harlem Shakes’ too-brief oeuvre has been described as “quietly ambitious”. It did take me a few listens, but that’s the way of most music that has real shelf life. Lead singer Lexy Benaim’s vocals are just one of a diversity of endearingly off-kilter hooks on this record. They made a joyful, infectious sound. I wish I could have heard more from these guys…

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