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Stream Marques Toliver’s Gorgeous Indie-Soul-Classical Amalgam ‘Land of CanAan’

It's out on Bella Union next week

By: SPIN Staff // May 6, 2013

Marques Toliver is a stunning mix of Dirty Projectors-style indie rock, contemporary minimalist composition (with lots of a swirling strings), and classic R&B somewhere between 1976 and 1996. A classically trained violinist, Toliver has been making waves in NYC (and London and Antwerp and NPR) for a few years, and Bella Union is finally releasing his full-length debut, Land of CanAan, on May 14. You can hear the whole thing below — complete with Marvin Gaye lyric snatches and horn blurts — and catch him at the TV on the Radio-curated All Tomorrow’s Parties this upcoming weekend.

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