You may have seen Bryndon Cook playing in Charilift, or Blood Orange or Solange Knowles' band, but he also makes music of his own with Starchild & the New Romantic. He cites Prince as his biggest influence, but you can also hear a lot of mid-'80s pop R&B in what he does (Sade, Terrence Trent D’Arby, even Spandau Ballet), not to mention Parliament Funkadelic and '00s-era chillwave. He's signed to Ghostly who just released his new EP, Crucial, on which he played every instrument. You can stream it below.
Starchild & the New Romantic will play Brooklyn's Knitting Factory on Wednesday, April 27 with Elijah Wolf. Tickets are on sale now. Flyer for the show is below.