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Memoryhouse, ‘The Years EP’ (Sub Pop)

Memoryhouse recall much recent New Age–influenced indie rock, though Denise Nouvion’s matter-of-fact enunciation — very early-’90s MTV Buzz Bin — cuts through this EP’s diffuse filter, adding a fresh female voice to the chakra-friendly resurgence’s overwhelming maleness (Animal Collective, Dntel, Emeralds, Oneohtrix Point Never). Though the five songs here — two have been added to the self-released version — are dabbed with glimmering synths, the lyrics idly address dream states and the tempos are comatose. A sighing saxophone slithers under the bedroom door of “Lately,” but it probably won’t disturb anyone’s nap.