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CALVIN LECOMPTE
Zagat Rated LP

1. Along The Fence Of The Jackie O
2. Waiting Around For New York To Die
3. Dedicated To Ladder 108
4. Mozart Street Song
5. The Elmira Property Tax
6. Love Is Something We Give Away For Free

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With Calvin LeCompte’s debut album, Zagat Rated, the New York-based artist has realized a
raw and spontaneous sound that uniquely defies musical conventions. Channeling New York’s
experimental music scene as much as jangly, lo-fi pop, LeCompte’s song-writing preserves the
hisses, cavernous voicings, and crackles that would be smoothed over by more polished
recording techniques.


LeCompte’s compositions touch on themes of aspiration, love, and existential angst with an
unfiltered vulnerability that has been praised for being “as impulsive as everything else
LeCompte does.” Focusing on the gritty underbelly of the home recording tradition, LeCompte’s music can be considered a distillation of the sounds and attitudes only intimated on analoguerecords of the past. His singular take on the pop song has not gone unnoticed, and he has received favorable mentions in The FADER and Vice, among other publications.

The music video for “The Elmira Property Tax,” the single from LeCompte’s debut, depicts the
artist as a despondent outsider inhabiting an isolated trailer park. LeCompte’s lyrics often invoke similar themes of rugged independence, paying homage to outsider lifestyles that exist at the margin of mainstream America. Following this artistic trajectory, his Know-Wave radio show, The ULINE Catalog, plays mostly obscure private press records.