Soul Songs (Lolipop Records). The local singer, bassist and yoga teacher used to lead the band Tülips, but last year she unveiled her new solo band at Echo Park Rising. Kali’s EP was produced by Kristin Kontrol (also known as Dum Dum Girls’ Dee Dee), and there are traces of Kontrol’s shadowy pop allure in Kali’s blend of riot-grrl punk and electronic dance-pop. In the video for “Bluets,” Kali paints herself blue and muses moodily over ringing chords before ascending into the ether while riding atop her propulsive bass, her yearning voice unfurling grandly.
“Language is a skin for disappearing in,” Taleen Kali confides poetically, her voice searing like a searchlight through the fuzzy clouds of electronics and glittery atmosphere wrapped around “Evil Eye II,” from her new EP,