Oxford, Miss.’s Deepak Mantena is currently working on his first full-length release as Junk Culture after releasing two EPs on Illegal Art. And while he tinkers around in the studio making more bouncy pop numbers, he’s released this pretty damn good free digital single. Hang Roxy features Lower Dens’ Jana Hunter offering complementary vocals on the title-track, which danceable but not reliant on pulsing grooves. The same could be said for “Chippewa Kids,” an infectious, slightly more downtempo tune driven by the vocals of Sarah Barthel, of Phantogram. I’m leaning toward “Chippewa Kids” as my favorite of the two, but what’s yours?
You can stream and download the two tracks below.