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Charging Station: Boy Objects’ “Boy Objects”

The jump from indie-pop to synth-soaked work isn’t that far, and Japan boasts a surplus of acts either exploring anorak-wrapped rock or nostalgia-evoking dance-pop. So why not dabble in both? Boy Objects finds Yuta Ozaki of Youthmemory teaming up with Masayuki Karaki to create cinema-sized synth-pop swelling with teenage emotion. Boy Objects the EP isn’t going to change your mind on this stuff — you listen to M83 once, you get what this is about — but the pair do a solid job landing the feels central to this sound. The synth notes take center stage, and on a song like opener “Love With A Desire” they constantly move up to big, wordless peaks. Get it here, or listen below.