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Aloha
Home Acres - Polyvinyl
FILTER Grade: 81%

By Kyle Lemmon on March 17, 2010

 

Aloha

Aloha’s fifth LP is named after a quiet suburb in Rochester, New York, but the practiced indie-rock foursome isn’t settling on the front porch just yet. The U.S. band thankfully shifts some of its focus from post-rock accruements (marimba, vibraphone, synthesizer) to an inviting, pop-oriented palette. Cale Parks (Passion Pit, White Williams) still beats his skins like a madman, but vocalist-guitarist-keyboardist Tony Cavallario’s mellifluous delivery elevates tracks like “Moonless March,” “Cold Storage,” and “Blackout.

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