Natalie Prass | photo by Senia Lopez for WXPN |

If there’s one thing I learned from Natalie Prass’s NonCOMM set, it’s that she knows how to groove.

Playing new songs off her upcoming album, The Future And The Past, the performance ranged from slower, smoky jazz ballads (“Hot For the Mountain,”) to bluesy disco jams (“Sisters,”) and a funky pop party (“Short Court Style.”) Throughout each, Prass and her snazzy, jazzy band had a blast as they danced and smiled along to the infectious rhythm.

Not only were Prass’s moves groovy, her voice was too. Coated in a rosy tint, Prass’s voice bounced and dotted and soared at the delicate flick of a finger. This effortless vocal variety was displayed most in the standout track of the set, “Sisters,” where the overhead disco ball got its time to shine as Prass moved from scatting the packed verses to belting the powerful and catchy chorus of the feminist anthem.

Natalie Prass’s new album The Future And The Past will be released on June 1st via ATO Recordsthe XPN Concert Calendar; she and her band play Johnny Brenda’s on June 2nd, and they’ll be at the XPoNential Music Festival in July. Information on both can be found at . Check out photos from the set below.

Natalie Prass

Oh My
Hot For the Mountain
Never Too Late
Ship Go Down
Short Court Style