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WIN WIN is the name that binds Alex Epton, Chris Devlin, and Ryan Sciaino, the close-knit Sunset Park, Brooklyn trio that at every step further defies classification. Known for its wildly eclectic first two records, WIN WIN now gets set to release its most imaginative work to date. Newly signed to Arts & Crafts, the WIN WIN three unleashes the first single of its third era: “Couch Paranoia” pulses with impulse, an elastic krautrock pattern anchoring the otherworldly call-and-response of robots, a soft grooved modulation of fine detail. Progressing away from the sample- and guest-heavy WIN WIN (2011), and the software-mind of Double Vision (2012), “Couch Paranoia” comes wrapped in the wind of living, breathing, singing synthesizers, all the while fascinated by the systems of real instruments. Backed by the psychedelic handclaps-and-lead-guitar of B-side “Waster”, WIN WIN’s most analog work yet is sealed, a hyper-modern timepiece of chromatic range. A group that presents itself first as lifelong friends, second as collaborators, and third as a band, WIN WIN has built its reputation on its far-ranging work as a production collective. Epton (xxx¢hange) and Devlin first met growing up in the early 90s, beginning their musical work together in 2004, serving as producer and DJ, respectively, in Baltimore party-rap outfit Spank Rock. The pair met Sciaino, also known as DJ/video artist Ghostdad, in 2006. With the creative triangle complete, complicated mix tapes eventually soon evolved into the first WIN WIN album. Now set up at Flavor Factory studio in Sunset Park, WIN WIN in various combinations has produced music, visuals, or live shows for Prince Rama, Porter Robinson, The Kills, Peaches, and more, with official remix credits for Thom Yorke, Björk, TV On The Radio, Kylie Minogue, and on.