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New Cattle: “April Showers”

Think of this as the indie-pop inverse of Wallflower’s just released “I Wish Spring Would Last Forever.” Tokyo’s Cattle aren’t trying to extend the season as long as they can, but rather dealing with the fact it’s already in decline, with sakura pedals lining city streets and the protagonist of this song knowing some sea change is unfolding. No nostalgia, just an unavoidable melancholy. And Cattle just zips right on through it, playing an up-tempo song powered on by electric guitars that has no time to dwell, just deal with all the changes happening at once. Listen above.