The debut full-length by this Brooklyn four-piece is a formulaic indie-rock record best suited to the hopeful head-bobbing of optimistic teenagers. It has palatable lyrics, dancey hooks and a few gritty moments that are fun without being threatening.
The songs follow a basic structure of angular, notey build-ups into bridges that sound like exclamation marks. The sultry duets of Holly Miranda and Josh Abbott complement the stealthy rhythms of drummer Michael Fadem and Alex Lipsen’s synth. On their own, Abbott’s husky jangles carry the more upbeat numbers, and Miranda’s lush soprano easily drops and peaks on the slower songs.