Rewards – “Equal Dreams” (Feat. Solange Knowles)

Aaron Pfenning made a name for himself in the Brooklyn-via-Denver indie-pop iTunes pinup outfit Chairlift, and has busied himself since moving on from that project by making a new name for himself in Rewards. We’ve heard bedroom tracks like “I Used To” and “What A Loser” that fall on dreamy synth-based electronics and sultry vocals by way of Dave Gahan, though for his first official single, he injects that aesthetic with the studied downtown disco strut that is the calling card of its distributing label, DFA Records. Also he’s joined by Solange Knowles, a testament to both Solange’s comfort with indie collabs (a la of Montreal, Dirty Projectors, Twin Shadow & Chris Taylor) and Pfenning’s ease with mixing it up next to strong female vocalists (a la Caroline Polachek). Hear it:

Equal Dreams (Feat. Solange Knowles) by DFA Records

Rewards’ “Equal Dreams” single is out on 12″ and digitally via DFA, b/w “Asleep With The Lights On.”

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