On the Record: Lana Del Rey, Hospitality, Gotye and More

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By Bill Chenevert
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For Fans Of: Camera Obscura/Belle & Sebastian, twee Wye Oak, unbearable charm.

 

Gotye

Making Mirrors

(Samples & Seconds)

Sounds Like: A Belgian/Australian skilled in drums and keys, hit it big with his duet with Kimbra (“Somebody I Used To Know”), and the rest of the record’s killer too.

Free Association: A happy mix of slow burns, scuzzy ’90s funk and ’80s love letters.

For Fans Of: The Police/Peter Gabriel x Beck, Paul Simon modernized, big voices.

 

Imperial Teen

Feel The Sound

(Merge)

Sounds Like: The half-boys-half-girls quartet started in the ’90s, took a little break, and now, with their fifth LP, come back stronger than ever with beautiful shimmery rock.

Free Association: Remember when Jawbreaker used that song “Yoo Hoo”? SO RAD.

For Fans Of: Faith No More x E.L.O., New Pornographers, feel-good supergroups.

 

Chairlift

Something

(Kanine/Columbia)

Sounds Like: The Brooklyn duo’s first since Caroline Polachek’s co-founder bounced—a weirdly fun and trippy ride with whacked-out synths and always catchy rhythms.

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