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Au Revoir Simone Still Night, Still Light

2007’s The Bird of Music secured Heather D’Angelo, Erika Forster, and Annie Hart a solid place among the indie-pop elite, so the obvious question when listening to Still Night is whether or not the Brooklyn-based trio has further explored its signature sound’s potential or simply turned over The Bird, Part II. Refreshingly, the new album shows a considerable amount of growth. Keyboard melodies and ethereal vocals remain firmly at the center of each track, with the former unfolding more urgently, while the latter contains deeper, more cohesive harmonies held in place by an underlying lyrical theme of loss. Together, these elements form a conspicuous maturity for a promising band that’s still in the early stages of its career.

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