Despite having a name that will piss off copy editors for the duration of their career, Echo Park quartet Wait. Think. Fast. more than make up for their punctuational demands with generous melody and attentive songcraft. The songs are solid without being rigid, and pretty without being cloying. My fave is the breezy, LA-atmospheric "Cien Fuegos," on which Argentinean-born vocalist/keyboardist Jacqueline Santillan floats seductive Spanish over a Beach Boys/Radiohead/Elliott Smith vibe. The band celebrates the release of their new Vuelve el Mar at the Echo tonight with the Hectors and Fol Chen.
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