N-A-R-C – “Anger Banger”

We here at KCRW have been fans of Pepi Ginsberg for quite some time; since 2008, to be precise, with the release of her debut solo album, Red.  She’s a mercurial talent, and that’s a good thing, as she’s willing to take chances and move in different directions.  Her latest project is called N-A-R-C, which stands for “New Age Real Change,” and it is a left-turn from her traditional guitar-based indie-rock into a more electronic production.

NARC

Her self-titled debut EP comes out today, February 26, on her own Inscape Records, making it a real home-grown kind of venture.  The track “Anger Banger” reminds me of a protean Kate Bush or a more idiosyncratic Grimes, with Pepi’s distinctive vocals swooping over a percolating beat and an atmospheric electronic backdrop.  It’s a fascinating direction for an artist who’s always worth keeping your eyes and ears on.

Tour Dates:
03/02 – Ridgewood, Queens – Trans Pecos [EP Release Show] *
* = w / Honnda, Michael Beharie, DV-i and Hiro Kone