Philly electro-pop ensemble W.C. Lindsay is no stranger to bridging musical genres. Whether it be pop vocals on synth-heavy electronic beats, or hip hop infused rap verses over live instrumentals, W.C. Lindsay’s music is constantly evolving, constantly changing. Today, the band releases its newest album Easy Victim, Charitable Deceptions via charity label Big Footprints, founded by Modern Baseball’s Brendan Lukens, and you can listen to the record streaming in its entirety via Red Bull Music.
Frontman Will Lindsay told Red Bull that Easy Victim, Charitable Deceptions is “about the idea of nostalgia, and all the emotional legitimacies and misgivings it can bring. The ‘Charitable Deceptions’ half is the darker portion of the record that examines what it means to reach that age that was once so desired, and to find that you only wish to go back to the age of naivete. It’s a record about growing up.” This may seem like a heavy burden to bear, but the band is serious about positively effecting America’s youth: for every W.C. Lindsay album purchased, Big Footprints will donate $1 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
Easy Victim, Charitable Deceptions has a palpable pop feel, with catchy, melodic vocal hooks and a heavy percussion presence. The track “Little Ghost” features the pounding synth beats and hip hop feel that we’ve come to know and love from W.C. Lindsay, making the track an easy favorite. “Tree” has a Bright Eyes/ Conor Oberst feel, marking the drastic way in which W.C. Lindsay’s music can range. “Kids These Days” returns to the band’s electronic roots, with pop vocals reminiscent of the band Fun. It’s an intelligent album on the whole, and with ten unique tracks there is literally something for music fans of every genre.
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