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That ‘Transitor’ sound

for The Brooklyn Paper

The Ladybug Transistor has been making albums in Brooklyn before Williamsburg was cool, wearing its new wave influences on its sleeve. But to really get a sense of what it’s all about, we leave that up to the math of the Algo-rhythm.

Take the new wave aesthetic of Joy Division’s 1979 debut, “Unknown Pleasures.” Then add …

The playful melodies of Belle and Sebastian on its 1996 album, “If You’re Feeling Sinister. The result?

The Ladybug Transistor’s seventh album, “Clutching Stems.”

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