Algiers are a politically conscious indie trio who combine elements of post-punk and no wave with raw blues, gospel, and even early industrial music. Their self-titled 2015 debut on Matador garnered positive notice in the U.S and across Europe. Some critics labeled their sound "dystopian soul." Their second long-player, The Underside of Power, was produced by Portishead's Adrian Utley in 2017. The band came together in 2009 in Atlanta when guitarist Lee Tesche and bassist Ryan Mahan, both members of the city's thriving underground rock and noise scenes, encountered vocalist and guitarist Franklin James Fisher, whose own musical roots lay in the grand Black gospel tradition of the Deep South, the soul-blues of Nina Simone, and angular funk. All of Algiers' members play percussion and keyboards, and do drum programming. Their songs ...
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