London (sm)art/pop quartet Arthur Beatrice, on the DC RADAR since late 2011, continues to build on what we've described as "a shining, shimmering example of coolly detached, progressive -- and distinctly British -- indie pop." Fronted by dual vocalists Orlando Leopard and Ella Girardot and, yes, monikered with a twist on the name of the late Golden Girls actress, Arthur Beatrice fashion headphone music enhanced by the private, pin-drop-quiet surroundings of the studio -- you can practically feel the atmospheric spaces between the notes. New Carter EP, just out this week, doesn't tell us much about their music that we didn't already know though Leopard's vocal lead on the haunting "Vandals" makes a nice counterpoint to Giradot's sultry pipes. Click through to stream the gently propulsive title track and watch the eerie b+w video.
Arthur Beatrice - "Vandals" (from the Carter EP)
Arthur Beatrice - "Carter (Edited Version)" (from the Carter EP)