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Venerating Phil Spector as the patron saint of sonic emotion, their premise is strikingly simple. Rock music should be beautiful. Casey’s guitar work elevates grand canyon reverb to high art. More canvas than skeletal structure, its wall of sound is huge and enveloping. Giving form to
these dreamscapes are Anna’s simple, pretty vocal lines, which she colors with clean, clear guitar picking. Out of the sonic swirl, Rachel manages to distill a bass line somewhere between rock-steady groove and the root melody of a lullaby. Her parts construct a visible road map for Matt to effortlessly meander through. With bells and shakers sitting on a table beside his hi-hat, his drumming is more orchestral than rock’n’roll and is peppered with beautiful triangle and xylophone melodies.