GENRE | SLOW DANCE INDIE ROCK
LABEL | TERRIBLE RECORDS
Aaron Maine’s completely controlled voice never fails to impress. On his newest 7″ track “Forgive (feat. Greta Kline),” he shows off his pipes by pairing them with slippery synth more in line with early M83 tracks than the feisty dance of Friendly Fires or Cut Copy. Before the chorus drops, his use of auto-tune hums like Juliana Casablancas on Daft Punk’s “Instant Crush,” but Maine is quick to keep his intonation rounded and enunciated, unlike the awkwardness of Casablancas.
“How can I tell you ’bout the power of forgiveness?” sings Greta Kline, Boston’s own singer-songwriter, forgoing her Frankie Cosmos alter ego. As Kline, she’s able to slink bashfully behind electronic glass, changing her shape and sound, while still playing with her distinct saccharine tonality. With Maine’s starry-eyed sincerity and Kline’s cool pop sigh, it feels more rooted in intimacy than partying — and that’s something we can get down with.