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DOE PAORO

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Artist: DOE PAORO
Album Name: AFTER
Record Label: ANTI
Genre: ROCK
Format: VINYL LP
Release Date: 9/25/2015

Vinyl LP pressing includes digital download. For After, Paoro worked with producers Sean Carey (drummer / supporting vocalist for Bon Iver) and BJ Burton (The Tallest Man on Earth, Sylvan Esso, and others) to even further deepen her musical repertoire, creating a mesmerizing hybrid of R&B, synthesizer pop, and indie-leaning electro rooted in an earthy minimalism, drawing from influences ranging from Carole King to Portishead, Aretha Franklin and beyond. The album was recorded at April Base, a Wisconsin ranch house that Vernon had converted into a studio. The album's first single is the intoxicatingly downtempo, R&B-influenced ''Growth/Decay,'' which Paoro co-wrote with Sterling Fox (who has previously worked with Lana Del Rey, among others). The groove-laced, gospel-inspired track ruminates on the notion that change fuels all life, with the chorus putting out the call to ''cycle to the light or fade away.''