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Check out the surprising and awesome debut single from Taiwo Heard “Frontier to Eternity” #Soundcheck

There's gotta be something in the water in DC. How is that a city which is home to some of the worst humanity has to offer (just mint the damn coin and shut up about the debt ceiling, OK?) has produced some of the most inventive musicians of the last 25 years. DC ex-pat, now based out of LA, Taiwo Heard's first single “Frontier to Eternity” earns it's place in the pantheon of DC indie music by being strange and surprisingly catchy.


Taiwo pulls inspiration from 90's alt and indie mainstays like The Flaming Lips and The Presidents of The United States of America. The track is meticulously constructed from it's intricate bassline up to the strings. But it's the trumpet breakdown that really sells the whole thing. The biggest thing Taiwo seems to have taken from the Lips is how to always stay exactly one step ahead of the listener without alienating them. If this is what his debut single sounds like, I can't wait to hear the full record.

- Words by Nathan Leigh

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Comment by Taiwo Heard on January 25, 2013 at 9:31pm

AFROPUNK EXCLUSIVE! Stream the whole album here:

https://soundcloud.com/taiheard/sets/frontier-to-eternity

If you dig it and want to lend some support, it's up on itunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/frontier-to-eternity/id595142066

@Kelvin- Hey, how's it going man! What's good in Ashland? Good to (sort of :) ) hear from you, let's keep in touch and hopefully collab in the future.

Comment by Kelvin Underwood on January 23, 2013 at 6:06am

I went to Berklee College of Music with this guy.  I tried to set up some sessions, but for some reason it never worked out.  At that time he had a band called Swivel.


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