Famous Relatives
Electric Signals
Tush Records
Street: 05.31
Famous Relatives = Phoenix + Foster the People + MGMT
The combination of indie pop and electronically made beats gives Electric Signals that late-summer-afternoon-concert feel. The relaxing, synthesized vocals and blended mix of sounds in tracks like “Painted Picture” and “Sidewalks” remind me a lot of the experimental producer XXYYXX. The song “Night In” describes the entirety of the album perfectly because it’s the type of thing you would listen to when you’re just chillin’ at home with some friends. I listened to it on my deck at sunset, and it was a good complement to that sort of environment. My favorite tracks on the album were “I Think We’re Alone” and “Can We Love and Understand,” as well as “Always on My Mind.” –Julia Sachs