After Robots |
Fans of TV on the Radio’s art rock will dig the edgy, psychedelic Afro-beat of BLK JKS (pronounced “black jacks”). These South African natives perform in both English and Zulu, while fusing kwaito—a disco-R&B style out of Johannesburg—with rock. Charming guitar strumming and layered chanting ignite the opener “Molalatladi,” but it’s the stimulating lyrics that distinguish “Banna Ba Modimo,” the forward-thinking highlight.
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