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Hear Mortar & Pestle’s Pinball-Sampling Synth-Pop Scorcher ‘U.V.’

Self-titled debut arrives on May 7 via Post Primal

Mortar & Pestle’s “U.V.” is all radiant synths and glossy production, with pinball sounds giving way to singer Janaysa Lambert singing buoyantly about “sunshine.” But the Oakland trio is born out of tragedy — the friend who introduced them died shortly after coming up with the group’s name — and the song never forgets that the sun also blinds. “U.V.” is the first single from their self-titled debut, due on Post Primal.