Li Xi – “Carriages” (Stereogum Premiere)

“Carriages” is the lead single off of Li Xi’s forthcoming debut album, Meet Me Somewhere. Led by Maryann Tran and James Vernon, the San Francisco group messes around with vintage instruments to produce something that sounds decidedly old-school but also incredibly dynamic. The song is buoyantly carried along by a head-bopping, toe-tapping beat and Tran’s vocals, which are reminiscent of Tennis’ Alaina Moore’s watery melodies. The song sounds like those early dawn hours on the beach, when the sun first starts to peek through the clouds and is refracted and chopped up among the waves. It’s an insanely catchy track, dreamy but grounded, and you can listen below.

Li Xi’s debut album, Meet Me Somewhere, will be self-released on 10/15.

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