Album reviews in 30 seconds or less.
Pretty Good Dance Moves
Sounds Like: Chicago electropop duo who recruit lady singers to build on their groove-heavy, danceable and movement-encouraging world-flavored funkiness.
Free Association: Brazilian Girls’ Sabina Sciubba adds a feminine sexiness to it all.
For Fans Of: Phoenix + LCD Soundsystem, Little Dragon x Zero 7, global funk.
Sounds Like: Two Aussies and an Indonesian team up for a debut that’s a fantastic first effort of reverb, synth and percussion-heavy dubstep and psychedlia-tinged worldly rock.
Free Association: A hefty dose of tribalism’s here that Yeasayer nailed a few years ago.
For Fans Of: High Places/Here We Go Magic, Animal Collective.
The Twilight Sad
No One Can Ever Know
Sounds Like: The third from the Scottish trio is darker and more industrial than previous LPs; krautrock and post-punk despair couch James Graham’s THICK brogue.
Free Association: One can only imagine how serious/moody these guys are in real life.
For Fans Of: Liars x goth Erasure, not shit Frightened Rabbit x My Bloody Valentine.
PW's Music Issue 2014