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Artist
Memo Boy
ReleaseProduct
Songs & Demos 2015-2017
Label
PLZ Make It Ruins
Catalogue Number
PLZ040D
Release Date
June 4, 2021

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PLZ Make It Ruins presents a collection of unreleased recordings from the artist Memo Boy, the high school-era pseudonym of Brooklyn musician Otto Benson (OTTO).

Totaling thirty-three tracks, it is a selection of demos and collaborations with internet friends facilitated over Facebook Messenger, that highlights Memo Boy's particularly hazy brand of lo-fi bedroom pop, as well as forays into experimental braindance electronica and many happy avenues in between the two. Seemingly existing in an idly imagined internet-centric universe, there’s plenty of moments of melodic joy along the way, with a child-like fascination and curious energy guiding this loosely compiled collection of tracks.

Tracks like ‘Nosferatu Cosplay Party’ feel like a particularly happy meeting between early years Toro Y Moi and Arthur Russell distilled into an instrumental. Elsewhere there’s shoegaze-y, tape hiss filled guitar-led tracks such as ‘I Do What He Say I Do’ and ‘Bucket’, sounding like DIY takes of the likes of Yo La Tengo.

There are a few notable club odes in there too, such as ‘Hallofrau’ and ‘I’m Having a Rave in my Bedroom All By Myself’ - providing melancholy, outsider reimaginings of dance floors that feel very relatable, particularly during the Covid era.

Songs & Demos 2015-2017 is an accomplished display of raw talent from this multifaceted producer set for a bright future, taking in a heady mix of influences and genres throughout the expansive tracklist.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 The Olive Man 3:20 Buy
  2. 2 Hell O Tender 3:37 Buy
  3. 3 Morose Girl Scowls Upon Her Bed Of Lettuce 2:00 Buy

    Morose Girl Scowls Upon Her Bed Of Lettuce

  4. 4 Ah the Pain 2:15 Buy
  5. 5 Fish Bait 5:08 Buy
  6. 6 u r a Baltan 2:13 Buy
  7. 7 Facebook.com 3:38 Buy
  8. 8 Zzqselykgsgn 3:31 Buy
  9. 9 Brian is the Most Beautiful 3:45 Buy

    Brian is the Most Beautiful

  10. 10 Youtspsit 2:09 Buy
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Alternative / Indie / Post-rock

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Electronic and Electronica

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