Benoit & Sergio – “Dancing Shoes” (Stereogum Premiere)

Benoit & Sergio – “Dancing Shoes” (Stereogum Premiere)

I once pegged wistful DC electronic pop duo Benoit & Sergio as one of the artists that could step in to fill the void left behind by LCD Soundsystem, largely on the strength of genius 2012 single “New Ships.” But these guys have always been slightly softer around the edges than Mr. “Losing My Edge,” and that inherent warmth demonstrated by new track “Dancing Shoes.” Pulled from Benoit & Sergio’s imminent Old Streets EP, it subtly maneuvers the fissures between house, disco, synthpop, Noah “40” Shebib melancholia, and probably a zillion other microgenres, a bleary sigh in the form of a graceful, understated song. “It just doesn’t feel right by the end of the night” goes the refrain, but in the light of morning it’s sublime.

Old Streets is out 11/16 on Soul Clap.

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