xx is a fantastically innovative album, and this band is exploring new territory.
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart can easily be at the forefront of this scene because, simply put, they have the best hooks.
The first two songs are the most accessible work Grizzly Bear’s ever done, and those tracks alone are enough to make Veckatimest worth several listens. Most of this album, though, is going to take way more effort to get into.
MPP is a dense studio record with a prominent synthetic pulse, but AC does not jettison warmth by leaning ‘lectronic, instead defying the sterility associated with its own techniques.