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You can feel the anxiety and agitation that inspires Hush Money, as it begins with its skittering electronic beats and bloops before pummelling drums and guitar squalls twist that frustration into anger. It’s a beast of song.

The Binaries trio of John (guitar and vox), Ivy (drums) and Dave (electronic noises) dissect their places in the world, with lyrics tied to a future album that examines everything from technology mediating our lives, social media’s failed promise and the disdainful powers that preside over everything. There’s an inherent ambiguity to the vocals as they weave both falsetto and soulful sounds, over and into the mix. It’s a thrilling listen that channels its rage well before ending breathlessly, spent.

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