Spanish indie band releases the follow-up to their acclaimed 2010 album Subiza. Apar expands on the “90’s dance beats meet Animal Collective’s Merriweather Post Pavilion” sound of their previous album and keeps some of the same elements of that album such as synth arpeggios. However, the new album is much less influenced by club music and has more rock song structures and live instruments. A few tracks are reminiscent of the dream mop meets arena rock sound of M83’s last album. Deleorean even brings in guest vocalists Caroline Polachek and Glasser for a couple of tracks. Apar is a successful album that will please fans of their last album but will bring them some new fans as well.
RIYL: Tanlines, Peter Bjorn & John, Freelance Whales, M83
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