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The Austin 100: Cuddle Magic

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Cuddle Magic
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Hometown: New York, New York

Genre: Chamber Pop

Why We're Excited: Cuddle Magic's name suggests a kind of twee simplicity, but its songs are far more complex and circuitous — and far more densely orchestrated — than first impressions suggest. The group rotates lead vocalists, and Kristin Slipp takes her turn in "Slow Rider," which expands on the dense polyrhythms of traditional Ghanian music while remaining plugged into the sounds of bright, cooing, clattering pop.

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