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Mike Milosh and Robin Hannibal operate under the collective pseudonym, Rhye, a simple, slightly mysterious band name that began popping up on the internet early last year. That was when the alluring duo began posting soul-infused, electronic pop songs to a worldwide audience.

On March 4, the part-Canadian, part-Danish group will debut their first album, "Woman," a 10-song LP that gushes with sexualized lyrics and dense, jazz-inclined instrumentation. Garnering comparisons to Sade and Tracey Thorn, you'd be surprised to know that the breathy vocals of Rhye's record belong to Mr. Milosh, a singer and instrumentalist who knows how to showcase the softness of his contralto pipes. In fact, both partners are male, yet they produce arresting, bedroom music we tend to associate with the wailing women of contemporary music.

Perhaps Rhye is following in the trend of hard-to-place singer-songwriters like Frank Ocean and Miguel, who tip toe around genres, medling components of funk, »


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