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Gliss, ‘Love the Virgins’ (Cordless)

These Los Angelenos approach their hometown’s timeless decadence with a bummed-out but exhilarating rigor: Digitized romantic obsession (“I Want You”), swaggering degradation (“Innocent Eyes”), country-rock erotica (“Falling to Pieces”), and suburban Anglophilia (“Off to Bed”, which drives the Cure’s pop-craft down My Bloody Valentine’s distortion freeway) are all adorned with a curtain of stylish guitar fuzz.Singer Martin Klingman, like the deeply textured music he creates with multi-instrumentalists David Reiss and Victoria Cecilia, voices everything with hot immediacy and sharp detail.Gliss sound wrecked – but awesomely so.

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