Self-promotion can be a pain in the ass: the constant hustling, the endless touring, and—oh God—the blogging, the vlogging, and the publicity stunts. Nobody knows the pains of promotion more than Pezzettino, a.k.a. former Milwaukeean/current Brooklynite Margaret Stutt. Ever since garnering attention for offering personally dedicated YouTube songs in exchange for car-repair cash, Pezzettino has been a tireless force of homegrown hype. On 2010’s terrific Lub Dub, the accordion-wielding ingénue’s teams up with producer LMNtlyst and leaves the gimmicks and stunts behind in favor of a slick, cohesive, funk-flavored sound. Though Stutt hasn’t completely abandoned her high-tech busker theatrics—Lub Dub’s vinyl pressing was funded entirely by online donations—it’s refreshing to finally hear a Pezzettino album that succeeds based on its musical merits alone.