If you’re parched for some calculated electronic psych-pop, the duo Drinker is just for you. New York producer Ariel Loh has joined forces with L.A. singer-songwriter Aaron Mendelsohn to create some of the slickest beats and synth arrangements 2019 has to offer. Last Friday Drinker’s debut full-length, Fragments, broke apart whatever expectations a first-time electronic music listener may have, proving that just because it’s heavy on electronics, it doesn’t have to be EDM.
Through nine tracks of coast-to-coast cool, hints of indie rock, and Mendelsohn’s waxing-and-waning vocals, pinning down Drinker’s sound on Fragments other than “really good” is almost a lost cause. For a complete look at Fragments, you can stream and download the full thing at your own leisure, and for today get a baseline with “Model”!