With a little help from their friends, Aussie indie pop collective Architecture in Helsinki get in touch with their tender side on Heart It Races, a delightful little gem out June 5 via Champaign, Illinois-based imprint, Polyvinyl. The five-song set, which features renditions by the likes of pop crunkster Hey Willpower!, YACHT, and DJ Rapture, the latter who delivers a stylish dub-centric collaboration with legendary Trinidadian vocalist Mr. Lee G, is a brief introduction to Architecture in Helsinksi’s forthcoming sophomore effort, Places Like This, slated to drop in August.
Here, Philadelphia indie rockers and former Helsinki tour mates Dr. Dog add their two cents to the jungle-esque “Heart It Races” for a lazy day, summertime treat. Airy acoustic guitars, frolicsome pianos, handclaps, and dreamy harmonies a plenty (Boom dadadada boom dada!) are so crystal clear, it’ll make you swoon, so watch that snow cone as you and your favorite significant other walk hand-in-hand down the beach. It’ll melt — and your heart will too.
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