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Released: 01.04.16

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Brooklyn band Yeasayer return in glorious fashion with their brand of Eastern-tinged expansive electro pop.

Album opener Daughters Of Cain is one minute fifty-four seconds of soundscape reminiscent of The Beatles’ Because, before the record launches headlong into lead single I Am Chemistry.

Silly is an outrageously catchy 8-bit, ditty directly juxtaposed to the grey cloud currently hanging outside my window and is a shoe-in for festival soundtracks the world over. Half Asleep leans even more towards Maharishi-era Beatles, with Prophesy Gun following suit. Daughters Of Cain floats seductively, from deceptively introverted bliss to virally catchy summer tune, and has beauty and brilliance at every meander.

I know it’s only April, but this will be one of the albums of the year.

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