The way Alexandria Hall, a.k.a. TOOTH ACHE, places her numerous glitches, claps and organesque synths against each other on Skin is totally expert and makes for a cinematic chorus I never would have expected after hearing the song’s first moments. Sounding like she’s singing from a distance, the crystalline production gets the stage here and it owns it. But it’s a team effort during that chorus, when a few extra drum beats sneak in to offer the perfect complement to everything else that’s going on. This is self-described “downer pop,” which I totally get, but it’s the farthest thing from a downer. Skin is being released as a clear vinyl 7″ limited to 400 copies via Father/Daughter on 8/17 with b-side Lazarus.