Weirdo Shrine, trails off in a shimmering haze of echoes to create an enchanting mood. But other tracks, such as “You Disappear” and “Hey Papi,” are rooted in harder and fuzzier surf guitars. Much of the album floats back and forth between starry-eyed reveries frosted with the band’s angelic harmonies and harder, faster garage-rock rave-ups. Many songs, including “I’ll Be True,” are embellished with Alice Sandahl’s celestial keyboard patterns. Summer Twins’ Justine and Chelsea Brown layer their romantic reveries with a similarly beguiling melodicism.
La Luz conjure a sound that blends seemingly simple influences into a combination that’s strangely dreamy. Much of the Seattle quartet’s style is rooted in garage and surf rock, but their songs are coated with a luscious veneer of sugary pop vocals. Shana Cleveland’s languid singing on “Sleep Till They Die,” from La Luz’s album