Black Pumas [Exclusive Blue Swirl]
After exploding into the global music scene in 2019, the rock and soul duo see their Best New Artist nomination as a "great beginning to a new chapter."
"You can't call Black Pumas a retro act, per se: The sound is too atmospheric, too intoxicatingly imprecise, something more remembered than recreated.
The work of an Austin-based studio rat (Adrian Quesada) and a vocalist trained in church and forged busking on the Santa Monica Pier (Eric Burton), Black Pumas is to late-'60s and early'70s soul as Quentin Tarantino movies are to vintage exploitation: a studied look at the past from a place that could only be now. Ominous, uplifting, and gently psychedelic, Black Pumas is the kind of album whose spirit lingers in the air like smoke."