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Doe Paoro – “Traveling” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Futuristic torch-song expert Doe Paoro first captured our attention by combining cutting-edge experimental R&B with a striking, stylized visual aesthetic right out of the gate. She was "Born Whole," but her sound has continually evolved since then, as demonstrated by the spacey EP she recorded with S. Carey at Justin Vernon's woodland Wisconsi… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 11, 2015

Doe Paoro – “Walking Backwards” Video

"Walking Backwards," the excellent single from Doe Paoro's S. Carey-produced Ink On The Walls EP, now has a video by director Braden Lee. Doe has always been one for elaborate costumed videos, and this one delivers on that front with a crew of ominous-looking robed dancers that might be Sith Lords, ninjas or grim… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 2, 2014

Indie Rock’s R&B Movement Reaches Its Saturation Point

A few years back, a critical mass of musicians started making R&B steeped in the sort of art-damaged signifiers indie rock has traditionally claimed as its own. This wasn't the first time rhythm & blues had pushed boundaries; legendary figures from Curtis Mayfield to Prince to Missy Elliott managed to get some of the most… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 30, 2014

Doe Paoro – “Walking Backwards”

We named celestial R&B songstress Doe Paoro a Band To Watch two years ago upon the release of her sparse, haunting Slow To Love. She's back with Ink On The Walls an EP she recorded over the winter at Justin Vernon's Wisconsin studio with his Bon Iver bud S. Carey and Volcano Choir engineer… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 7, 2014

Doe Paoro – “New Lows”

R&B innovation continues to grow with Brooklyn's BTW emeritus Doe Paoro. Her new release, a 7" via White Iris Records, includes this jilting, jittery "New Lows." The song sounds almost as if it's haunted, giving a whole new spin on the idea of "soul" music. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 15, 2013

2012 In Review: The New Wave Of R&B Comes Into Full Bloom

Throughout the course of my life I have not been what you would call an R&B listener. A brief history of my dabbling: I owned a cassette copy of Boyz II Men's II because who didn't? A year later I nabbed Mariah Carey's Daydream on CD, mesmerized by the tree swing party that was the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 24, 2012

Doe Paoro – “Body Games” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Here's the blissful, mythical clip for recent BTW Doe Paoro's "Body Games," a video which was shot in Lauttasaari, Finland during some of those legendary Scandinavian summer nights. Miranda Siegel (New York Magazine) writes and directs. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 13, 2012

Stereogum Monthly Mix: February 2012

February's Monthly Mix makes up for the grievous error in January's Monthly Mix, namely having omitted Bear In Heaven's "Reflection Of You." No offense (none taken). That song's great! Here it comes flowing out of Violens' smooth and shifty new wave, and into Diplo's bounce showcase "Express Yourself," which in turn dives into Ceremony'… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 23, 2012

Band To Watch: Doe Paoro

Out this week is Slow To Love, the album by Brooklyn-based torch-song singer Doe Paoro. She comes with some steam and production vision behind her already, which you can see in the crisp videos for "Born Whole" and "Can't Leave You," and via the strings that color the latter, or the session-player fretless-ba… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 15, 2012