Thursday, September 27, 2012

Approach releases new album, Continue Reading, featuring Milwaukee's J.Todd

Posted By on Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 8:04 AM

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When we last caught up with Sean Hunt, aka Approach, in May, his label, Datura, was celebrating its 10th anniversary. Hunt mentioned at the time that there were a couple of projects he’d been sitting on for a while that he was excited about and was just waiting for the right moment to release (the guy always has so many irons in the fire, he’s probably sitting on five albums as we speak). It appears as though the time has come for at least one of them to be set free to the world, with the release on Monday of his work with underground Milwaukee musician J. Todd. (Read an A.V. Club interview with J. Todd here.)

Approach first connected with J. Todd after meeting at a 2005 show in Lawrence, and over the course of the next few years, the two traded verses and beats, eventually resulting in a collaboration under the moniker Poitier. The Poitier album, Continue Reading (available to stream and purchase here), is a percussive, funky, Prince-y dance party that somehow feels both ahead of its time and like a classic hip-hop track you’ve had in the collection for years. Check out the free single, “Bamboo,” here.

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