NYC Soul duo Votive Crown plays Mercury Lounge on 8/8

What neosoul outfit Votive Crown lack in material, they make up for with potential and promise. Having released only three tracks over the past three years, the Brooklyn group has been coy, if not shy, about demonstrating what they're truly capable of so far. What they have cared to share, however, is a shimmering, fresh take on vintage soul, just as their name would suggest. Their most recent release, "THEREMIN" (the first since 2013) gently weaves in worldly influences into a deeply melodic soul sound that's headlined by silky, female vocals and ethereal synth and keys patterns. Votive Crown can't release something else soon enough, and you can check them out at Mercury Lounge on 8/8. —Henry Solotaroff-Webber