Delorean, Lemonade, Florene
Looking for 2010's Merriweather Post Pavilion? The Barcelona synth-pop quartet Delorean produce the kind of modern, rapturous electronic music that's sure to merit a bit of "Spanish Animal Collective" chatter.
The band's ravishing third record, Subiza, is a marvelously textured collection of the echoing diced vocals, easy beats and loping rhythms that define the Balearic Beat style of dance music. The record's gorgeous opening track, "Stay Close," with its soulful vocal samples and bright synths, especially evokes the summertime beach parties that fan Justin Timberlake calls "the musical equivalent of a wild euphoric night in Barcelona." And he would know.
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