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Swan Lake, ‘Beast Moans’ (Jagjaguwar)

This confluence of shining indie-rock lights — Destroyer’s Dan Bejar, Wolf Parade’s Spencer Krug, and Frog Eyes’ Carey Mercer — produces a sound that’s equal parts inexplicable and meandering. But when the trio aren’t tripping over each other, they find beauty in a gurgling version of psychedelic folk, reaching through the mist and retrieving, as by complete accident, gorgeously delicate bits of melody and alchemy on tunes like “A Venue Called Rubella” and “Are You Swimming in Her Pools?” It’s alternately spotty and spot-on.

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