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Not So Fake: Pollyanna’s “Breaking News”

Always up for a pick-me-up on a Monday, and indie-pop outfit Pollyanna’s “Breaking News” delivers just that. It’s the title track to the group’s second mini-album, and it is a driving number packed tight with guitars and keyboard. It’s energetic, but never overwhelming, and the vocals add a sweetness. At a time when a lot of indie rock in Japan leans towards a slower, relaxed style — the sort of thing you wear a light jacket in August for despite the temperature — it’s nice to hear something so downright bouncy. Listen above.