Having named themselves after PJ Harvey’s 2004 album Uh Huh Her, Los Angeles’ Uh Huh Her channels just as much vulnerable desire as the revered English songstress. The dreamy electro-pop duo, made up of ex-Mellowdrone bassist/keyboardist Camila Grey and Leisha Hailey, one-half of the ’90s alt-rock outfit the Murmurs, and an acclaimed actress on Showtime’s The L Word, create a lush soundscape of lilting piano arrangements, percolating electronic threads, and sparkling vocals a la Metric and the now-defunct Organ. On “Mystery Lights,” a bonus track featured on the band’s iTunes-only I See Red EP, Uh Huh Her showcase a clean-cut delivery of Brian Eno-esque sonic swirls, complete with a haunting two-part harmony. Seasoned musicians in their own right, Grey and Hailey emulate a plugged-in version of Tegan and Sara, but also charge forward with innovative, atmospheric production. Clue in to the “Mystery” of Uh Huh Her before it’s “just a little too late.”
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Uh Huh Her — “Mystery Lights” REAL PLAYER
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