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Victor DeLorenzo and Janet Schiff are Nineteen Thirteen.

Twenty Seventeen brings two new Nineteen Thirteen songs

Milwaukee duo Nineteen Thirteen has launched a pair of new tracks, which made their world premieres on Sept. 1 at thevinyldistrict.com.

The new songs come on the heels of "Music for Time Travel," last year's full-length debut by the band – which comprises cellist Janet Schiff and percussionist Victor DeLorenzo – and an EP, "The Dream," that arrived a few months later.

The dark instrumental "Trick Zipper" – which conjures the dense, bottom-heavy swampiness of Morphine – features local veterans Mike Hoffmann on bass and Matt Meixner on synthesizer.

The other track, a spoken word and music mashup called "Hot Garbage," also features Meixner's synth. But this one adds Peri DeLorenzo – Victor's daughter – on violin, who especially shines in the latter section of the track, which turns onto a different, more melancholic and ethereal path.

The songs can be purchased or streamed online via Spotify and iTunes.

Though the new songs were not performed at the duo's Summerfest show this year – because, says DeLorenzo, "they were still being formed and recorded at that time" – you can read Andy Tarnoff's review of that gig here.

To keep up with Nineteen Thirteen news, visit NineteenThirteen.com.

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