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The Helio Sequence

The Helio Sequence Relax And Maybe Make Their Best Album Yet

Today we welcome back the Oregon based duo The Helio Sequence - Brandon Summers on vocals and guitars and Benjamin Weikel on drums and keyboards . They recently released their sixth album, a self-titled disc, which contains some of their most refined pop music yet. It may have to do with what they refer to as "The 20 Song Game" in which musicians arrive at the studio with a goal of completely recording 20 songs in a day, working quickly to stem over-judging. Did they win? Well, it sure changed how they worked. Hear the results.

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Recent Release: The Helio Sequence
Release Date: May 19, 2015
Label: Sub Pop Records

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