Uruguay releases single 'Pieces' + plays Shea Stadium tonight (09.26)

In their two songs to date, Uruguay (a NYC band, not the country) offers tracks that are both richly melodic and deeply atmospheric. In latest track "Pieces," Stephany Murphy's vocals are deceitfully soulful, brimming with emotion but only ones that appear to have been hardened over time. She carries the tune effortlessly, without affectation, almost like a specter. Benjamin Dawson-Sivalia's foreboding electronic production compliments her misterious personality, providing an everchanging stream of effects, vocal samples lost in space, and rhythmic patterns. This duo can pull off a great performance even without the help of electronic instruments. You can see the duo live tonight at Shea Stadium. —Henry Solotaroff-Webber