Attempting to pigeonhole 79.5 into something as narrow as a single genre would be an ill advised, if not impossible task. The New York City band sounds like someone spinning a radio dial with such passionate intensity that all the stations blend together into a single, transcendent, almost spiritual force. It’s disco to the beat of modern house; it’s a Supremes cover of a Cardi B banger; it’s Roland Kirk playing jazz through one saxophone, funk through another, and the most earwormy pop tune the 1970’s could muster through a third. It’s an experience—one so effecting that with only a self-released 12” single in circulation, 79.5 had been written up twice in The New Yorker on the merit of their live sets alone. Their debut album Predictions is produced by Leon Michels and was recorded at The Diamond Mine in Queens the old school way, with the whole band playing the songs in one take and captured to analog tape.

79.5 - "Predictions" LP

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  • A1. I Stay, You Stay

    A2. Wavy

    A3. Facing East

    A4. Whisper

    A5. Boy Don't Be Afraid


    B1. Predictions

    B2. Terrorize My Heart

    B3. Fantasy

    B4. Fireman

    B5. Sisters Unarmed

    B6. You'll Come Back