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New Boys Age: “Dēmiourgos”

I’ve been waiting for the actual album to drop, but Boys Age’s “Dēmiourgos” is so pretty and fragile that, hey, might as well wait a little bit until New World Pregnancy emerges. It has been a while since checking in on the group, and true to their spirit, Boys Age remain adept at introducing strange, new details to their sound. “Dēmiourgos” features the hallmarks of their sound — those submerged-Muppet vocals, mid-tempo guitar playing — but features a sparkly keyboard line lurking in the back, and the main melody brings to mind something that leans closer to enka (or, at least, Showa-era pop numbers about ennui) than anything on the Burger Records roster. Listen above.

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