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Praise for Genuine Psychic and Dyscopia

The Big Takeover on DyscopiaHarlem, NY’s dynamic collaboration duo of vocalist Dylan Hundley and multi-instrumentalist Pablo Martin return with their first LP since 2019’s Genuine Psychic and it’s dub companion piece For Entertainment Purposes Only. Written and recorded in height of Covid, Dyscopia -as the aptly-monikered title suggests – is filled with many contradicting musical and lyrical layers, and it’s important that the listener pay attention to each one. Musically taking its cues from the heart of 70’s New York punk and new wave as disco and funk, Lulu Lewis’s latest is self-described as a concept record with the clear intention of putting the listener into the center of the story of what they – and we – have psychically, psychologically and physically endured for three years. It’s a stunning record that everyone should run out and grab, as the pair have defied the odds, providing the perfect soundtrack to an apocalypse that almost was and allowing us chance to dance ourselves backward out of it.

The Vinyl District on DyscopiaDyscopia is the second LP from Lulu Lewis, the New York city-based duo formed by vocalist Dylan Hundley and multi-instrumentalist Pablo Martin.The new record’s ten tracks solidly extend the decidedly ’80s NYC post-punk-new wave-no wave groove thrust heard on their 2019 debut, as the songwriting is smart and the singing and playing urgent. What’s more, the album is infused with the distinctive personality of its makers, so that the whole easily transcends the typically retro.

The Vinyl District on Genuine Psychic - "Think Siouxsie, but also Dinah Cancer, a distinction made to underscore an affinity with punk’s pre-hardcore days, when the form was far less rigidly defined. The spare “Moving Fast” resists the pace of its title and is instead an appropriately moody follow-up to “Dig Beat,” though side two’s opener and album highlight “Intelligent Life” manages to blend “Mechanical Man”-era Devo with the Tubeway Army and the joyous Saturday afternoon B-movie matinee energy of the early B-52’s, all while wielding social commentary with a sense of humor. And if that’s not punk, then go eat a sock."

Velvet Sheep -  "It’s a record that could have come from nowhere else but New York, swaggering, confident, moody and dark, like Kohl eyeliner on a raven picking on the gizzards helping itself to the American Eagle. Lulu Lewis join a pantheon of punk greats (and undoubted influences) from the City, most notably Blondie, Suicide, The Contortions and Sonic Youth and they completely hold their own. And then some. It careens from ice cool dead eyed dread to windswept psych outs, simple punk poetry to willful wicked humour."

Progarchy - "Lulu Lewis serves up a refreshingly quirky blend of art rock on Genuine Psychic. It should make many of you sit up and take notice.Genuine Psychic is their full-length debut album, presenting us with a highly inventive and unique sound. Call it “Harlem Punk Rock” (a blend of post-punk and goth and soul) because that’s how they describe what they’re doing. And a rebel punk sensibility definitely infuses each of the tracks here in a highly appealing way.”

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