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Tunng, ‘Good Arrows’ (Thrill Jockey)

Nonchalance is the rule on the third full-length by this British band, but don’t be fooled by Sam Genders’ languid vocals or the delicate riffs of Mike Lindsay, who contributes synths, acoustic and electric guitars, and even dulcimer. Although Good Arrows could probably calm a cranky baby, uneasy thoughts lurk within the soothing notes. “Spoons” describes a disturbing sexual encounter, while “Hands” reflects on mortality, observing, “One day we will be dead.” The gentle toe-tapper “Cans” closes the album on a friendship- celebrating note. Recommended for anyone who finds Beth Orton too raucous.

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