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We’re still not entirely sure what Misun’s self-imposed “Aquawave” tag means, but if it has anything to do with the island-pop sounds of their latest single “Travel With Me,” then we’re in.

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(All Photos: Nate Cover) Last Wednesday, ATG teamed up with our friends at blahblahblahscience, The Most Definitely and DoNYC to kick off our debut Hit Parade CMJ showcase at Brooklyn Bowl. The night featured sets from the almighty Sounds, Little Daylight, COIN, Lovelife, GEMS and Misun. For those of you who weren’t able to make […]

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DC will be getting plenty of love at CMJ this year. On top of GEMS, hometown heroes Misun will be making the trip up to NYC for some CMJ shows. We had them answer our mini questionnaire as well as whip up a playlist of bands they’re excited to see this week. Check it all […]

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Do you know how to say “goodbye” in Russian? Google says it’s do svidaniya, but for pronunciation simply turn to Misun’s upbeat new single “Goodbye Sasha.” It’s a cheerful romp from the DC aquawave band along the lines of “It’s A Small World,” if the robots popped off and broke it down halfway through the […]

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To prep for our very own CMJ showcase – Wednesday, October 16th at Brooklyn Bowl – I’ve been revisiting my fave offerings from this heavily stacked evening’s ATG-approved lineup. Apparently, the boys from The Hood Internet have been doing the same thing – and they’ve come up with a breezy take on “Promise Me,” released […]

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The Trillectro Festival returns to DC this Saturday for round two. Already proving itself as a District music staple only two years in, Trillectro is bringing some of the best artists hip-hop and electro have to offer to the Half Street Fairgrounds this weekend, including ATG favorites Ghost Beach, Goldroom and Misun along with heavy-hitters […]

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This remix of Misun’s “Promise” offers a lighter, more uptempo take on the trio’s “aquawave” sound. Taking cues from UK garage, the track builds gradually, tapering down the on-bass and adding beat-skipping kick drum and synth.

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DC natives and personal favorites of yours truly Misun are following up their post-The Sea EP release, “Harlot“, with the seductive new track “The Battlefield.” The dirty, syncopated guitars of “Harlot” have been ratcheted up to James Bond-levels of crazy-sexy-coolness, but the smoky 60s pop sound is just as palpable with “Battlefield”. Given that two […]

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Roots rock has been making quite a resurgence in the last few years and D.C. trio Misun is the latest group to devote itself to those steady dancing grooves and dirty guitars. The band relies on machined beats, switching keys for drums, and on “Harlot” the electronic rhythms play well with the quick guitar riffs. […]

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