Athens, Georgia improvisional post-rockers Japancakes are back with a new self-titled album they are self releasing on 6th May. They’ve also conceived a new sound, adding vocals to the mix, with the recruitment of former Call and Response front woman Carrie Clough.

It’s full of anxious sounding synth lines, that bubble and shimmer between verses. Over the top Clough delivers this sweet, almost angelic vocal that soars, draped in vocal harmonies. There’s enough ideas in We’re in the city for half a dozen songs, but somehow it clings together and just appears to be clever, thoughtful, synth pop.

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