Staff Pick: Julia Holter and Hundred Waters

By Columbus Alive
From the September 27, 2012 edition

Two intriguing talents in avant pop converge Monday at the Wex. Headliner Julia Holter specializes in the sort of dreamy synth balladry that’s been all the rage in underground rock for a good three years now. Her take on the genre pits M83’s sentimental nostalgia against Grimes’ outright weirdness, though it’s much less immediate than either of those touchstones. This music seeps.

Hundred Waters, the opener, also deals in shimmering electro-folk. Bjork’s influence looms large over the Florida group’s hushed, haunting compositions. They’re signed to Skrillex’s OWSLA label (and participated in his train tour across Canada over the summer), but their lightweight snapping and popping bears little resemblance to his crushing bombast.

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