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Wild Nothing

Life of Pause (Captured Tracks)

Saturday SOS Record Reviews

Amidst Wild Nothing's pessimistic synth catalog, Life of Pause births a sunny jaunt gleaming with footloose disco and ebullient, funk-glossed pop. Rising out of a bedroom shoegaze revival, Virginian Jack Tatum's 2010 debut Gemini and sophomore Nocturne two years later remain solitary swashes of moody guitars and sulky introspection. Life of Pause loses these moments in favor of lush waves of warm electronics and buoyant soul that coalesce into Neon Glo flourishes. Seventies-kissed "Whenever I," slow-burned yacht vamp "Alien," and psychedelic-swirled "Adore" leave behind doleful ruminations for glam optimism. (Sat., 4:10pm, Dragon's Lair stage)


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