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Fidget State: Pinballbally’s “Waves”

Tokyo duo Pinballbally’s debut album Hi-Fi Vitamins is a streaming gem for those who like their electro-pop on the jittery side. “Waves” serves as a good gateway in — well, it is the opening number so I’m not offering you anything clever there — as it features lightly-filtered vocals hopping over a fizzy melody. The way it pops and ratchets about is what makes it special, as it feels less like the work of a few instruments and more like a bunch of sounds being triggered on some sort of scatter plot. It’s catchy and the main song isn’t all that daring, but the way it rattles about makes it sounds new. Listen above.