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American Royalty (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Since their formation in Los Angeles three years ago, American Royalty has been doing business at the crossroads of Psychedelic Rock and Electronic Pop, combining the trippy power trio elements of the former and the technological wall of sound of the latter. Over the course of their three EPs (2010’s El Ardemo, 2012’s Matchstick and this year’s Prismatic), American Royalty has successfully grafted a bluesy acid-washed Rock squall with touches of Neo Soul onto a contemporary Electro Pop soundtrack without making either one seem compromised or watered down. The release of Prismatic in February also marked the trio’s relocation to Brooklyn, where it is presumed they may find even more fertile ground for their brilliant musical hybrid. Glow sticks up, pacifiers in, tie dye on … American Royalty is ready for their laser paisley close up.