SXSW Record Reviews

Keeper

Moonhigh

SXSW Record Reviews

Pushing sounds reminiscent of Nineties megastars including Janet Jackson, as well as lesser-known girl groups like Xscape and 702, Austin synth trio Keeper ups the ante on three-part harmonies with the spot-on Moonhigh. Richly produced by Moondoctor, the ladies' collectivity comes accentuated by his gumbo of nostalgic sounds. Relationship struggles get hashed out over 4/4 house thumps on "Not Done," and "Next to Me" sidles straightforward R&B akin to Bad Boy outfit Total circa 1995. The pristine "Find Yourself" features vintage Roni Size/Reprazent drum & bass. (Wed., 9pm, Iron Bear; Thu., 12mid, Cheer Up Charlies Inside)

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