You never really know who’s going to show up when sandpaper-gritty nine-member hip-hop crew the Wu-Tang Clan hits town, as barely controlled chaos defines not only their sound, but their relationships with one another as well.
The Dark Star Orchestra isn’t just authentic. It’s nostalgic and location-specific, too.
Passion Pit’s helium-buoyant synth pop belies the longing and uncertainty at its core. It’s the sound of sunshine, though the subject matter here is more suited for overcast days. Still, all the bright buzzing keys, dizzy falsetto vocals and supersized hooks are meant to boost the kind of sullen moods that seem to catalyze some of the band’s tunes.