The promising New Orleans songwriter fits right in at her new label.

When MJ Guider started, it was the solo project of Melissa Guion who blends bass, a Roland R-8 drum machine and heavy tape delay in a gorgeous swirl. The last time we heard her, it was on her Green Plastic EP for the Best Of Bandcamp regulars Constellation Tatsu. That was in 2014 and a lot has changed.

Now, MJ Guider are a three piece who sound bigger and deeper on Precious Systems, their debut album due this summer on Kranky. It’s a change best captured on opener ‘Lit Negative’ which sounds like Guion’s previously foggy project pulling into a startling focus. The rhythms push harder, the textured atmospheres sparkle and the vocals are more even more confident. It’s a wonderful thing to witness.

Listen to ‘Lit Negative’ below and look for Precious Systems July 15 via Kranky.

Tracklist:

01 ‘Lit Negative’
02 ‘Triple Black’
03 ‘Surfacing First’
04 ‘White Alsatian’
05 ‘Second Surface’
06 ‘Former Future Beings’
07 ‘Their Voices Clear Now’
08 ‘Evencycle’
09 ‘Fiction Control’

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