As their name implies, this Los Angeles pop quintet's sound is like a musical anti-depressant, and early-bird concertgoers were rewarded with a hefty dose Friday afternoon at the Sony Stage. Especially noteworthy was the bubbly "Itching on a Photograph," on which vocalists Christian Zucconi and Hannah Hooper "didn't just sound as if they were longing for someone. They sounded as if they were experiencing longing for the very first time," wrote SPIN's David Marchese.
Indie rock’s favorite merry prankster — the Bizkit-covering, self-violating, gap-toothed, boy-king Mac DeMarco — has another collection of chewy guitar-pop treats to share. And for his next trick: normalcy. The Canadian-born and New York-based songwriter has always played harder with sincerity on record than his public persona would suggest; he’s growing up, getting… More »