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Point Reyes- Golden

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Relying mostly on vibraphone and cello for instrumentation, and bringing some of the strangest vocal deliveries I've heard this year, experimental music outfit Point Reyes isn't afraid of coming off weird. While the melodies enclosed in the songs on this new album, Golden, are very angular, there's something sweet and soothing about Point Reyes' overall presentation. Much like Dirty Projectors, they just have a knack for making inaccessible indulgences seem fun and bouncy.

Plus, the group goes in a variety of directions throughout these nine tracks. Singing in different languages, a spoken word piece, baroque pop instrumentation, and some incredibly close-knit vocal harmonies are just a few highlights.

Stream this album in its entirety via the widget above, and pre-order a vinyl copy of the album right here.