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New Youthmemory: Neo Tokyo

It’s always nice to see an indie-pop outfit lean towards something slightly darker. Youthmemory, whose name should tip you off to how they’ve sounded in the past, inch towards the shadows on Neo Tokyo. Similar to how Moscow Club tried out all sorts of moods while still being centered around indie-pop sounds, the two songs here are still very much in Youthmemory’s wheelhouse, but with details that add new depth to their sound. “Neo Tokyo” moves a touch slower than previous songs by the project, and the drum-machine beat feels more obvious here, giving a mechanical, somewhat jarring element to the song. “City” is zippier, but still finds the group looking towards the ground, the speedier tempo getting wrapped up in synths and melancholy lyrics. Get it here, or listen below.

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