For the first time in a year and a half, local electro group Digitata will re-emerge to play a show and release an EP. The new nine-track album, called Art Work Pays, was recorded this spring at the home of Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, and will be a treat for fans of Digitata or lead singer Maggie Morrison's other project, Lookbook. Whereas Lookbook's down-tempo electro-pop gave Morrison a chance to develop a more reverb-heavy, sultry voice, Digitata's new release is a return to her previous form. On Art Work Pays, Morrison's voice jumps and yelps over up-tempo, punchy beats, at times sounding downright playful. Whether Digitata's or Lookbook's music is more deserving of praise is only a matter of preference—Morrison's contributions to both groups have established her as one of the most promising and adventurous female vocalists in the Twin Cities. Fans will have a chance to hear the new tracks and purchase copies of the EP at this release show, which is also an opening for an art exhibit called "Sawdust City" that features Eric Lee, David Jensen, and Chance Orth.
Sat., June 27, 7 p.m., 2009