Gold and Youth’s long-awaited sophomore record squirms and shifts from new wave devotional dream pop to Leonard Cohen-tinged apocalyptic poetics with breathless ease. Whip-smart and woke, Dream Baby is an epic and sprawling soundtrack to contemporary collective anxieties at the end of history- a cavernous ode to the banality of late capitalism. The resulting tension manifests in hazy synth washes, cascading harmonies, and melancholic glam-tinged theatrics. For fans of Lower Dens, Dean Blunt and Billy Idol.
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The Radiohead frontman gives us something to smile about with his new trio featuring Jonny Greenwood and drummer Tom Skinner.