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BoomBox singer/guitarist Zion Godchaux is the son of Grateful Dead members Keith and Donna Jean Godchaux, and the acorn hasn't fallen far from the tree. The Alabama duo of Godchaux and DJ Russ Randolph fashion epic, groove-laden numbers, while their electro-funk fusion recalls the spirit of Galactic refracted through a folk-songwriter aesthetic and a more club-friendly thump. The duo formed in '04 and followed the next year with Visions of Backbeat, a disc packed with techno-fied soul grooves, spacey afro-disco rhythms, and acid-jazz roots. They got caught up in their heavy tour schedule, taking five years to follow-up with 2010's downriverelectric. Dance and pop strains bubble more to the surface as the band explores the confines of their sound. What it lacks in immediacy compared to the debut is made up by the richer, more nuanced production. The duo's been working hard in their respective studios, trading tracks for an upcoming third album. This new arrangement affords them greater flexibility, and they're excited by the promise, with the hope that they'll be able to release their next disc later this year. —Chris Parker