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The Americans: Sean Lennon-Produced New Yorkers Channel Sixties R&B

by Nicole Frehsee on Feb 14, 2011

. Photo by Pamela Hanson.

Who: New York crew with a vibrant pop-soul sound and some well-known associates – including Mark Ronson and Sean Lennon.

Sound: Harmony-heavy tunes spiked with Motown horns. Bandleader Charlie Klarsfeld loves classic soul: The band's "Try" takes inspiration from Jackie Wilson's "Higher and Higher."

Friends in High Places: Lennon produced "Requiem," from The White EP. "I was a little intimidated working with him at first," recalls Klarsfeld, 21, who's the son of fashion photographer Pamela Hanson. "But then we just talked about Prince the whole time."

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