BANKS, JEROME LOL
(Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside) When Jillian Banks' debut album arrives later this year on Harvest Records, it would only be fair of her to thank SoundCloud in the liner notes. That online music platform has been instrumental in getting her music to the masses, who have taken to it handily. Going only by her surname, the LA singer has racked up a string of internet hits, from the excellent, melancholic but tightly ratcheted "Brain" to the plodding, self-pitying "Waiting Game" (produced by SOHN, who incidentally appears at Holocene on May 22). It's electronic R&B that makes as much sense in earbuds as it does at the club. Her latest single, "Drowning," is like looking at a crisp photograph rendered in tight pixels; the clunky rough edges are there, but only if you zoom in close enough. All these songs and more will finally get a proper home on the perhaps immodestly named Goddess album, due on September 9. NED LANNAMANN
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