Listen to Starring's Spellbinding 'The Best'

From the Brooklyn sparkle-prog quintet's forthcoming 'ABCDEFG-HIJKLMNOP-QRSTUV-WXYZ'

Starring
Starring
WRITTEN BY
Melissa Giannini

Within the first frenetic minute of "The Best," Starring fold a delay bubble into a Farfisa freak-out into a Neu!-ish buildup and shove everything inside a tiny room that's vibrating with processed drums and tattoo-gun percussion. Then, wait — was that a jazz flute solo? Like the alphabet-soup title of the full-length album it appears on, "The Best" packs a sundry spoonful of familiar sounds and sweet surprises into a restive five-minutes and change. Perhaps "the best" moment kicks in just under the three-minute mark, when singer Clara Hunter's stoned intonations melt into a hypnotic mantra borrowed from Tina Turner: "Simply the best, better than all the rest," she repeats, as somewhere a shiny pinwheel spins. But you are not getting sleepy. ABCDEFG-HIJKLMNOP-QRSTUV-WXYZ is out June 12 on Northern Spy.

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