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Space Raft Indulge Their Psychedelic Sides on Power-Pop Jaunt ‘Mountain’

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Milwaukee-based quartet Space Raft — a staple in the city’s indie scene alongside garage poptimists Jaill — serves up lightweight guitar rock in the melodic vein of early 2000s post-punk revivalists like the Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr. Dusted with weird little synthesizer distortions Kenny Rogers might be proud of, “Mountain” (the second listen off of the group’s sophomore LP, Rubicon) roughs up the edges of their power-pop with just enough psychedelic edge. Singer Jordan Davis’ double-tracked croons and his guitar’s pleasantly layered crunch, plus jovial arpeggios from T Jay Christenson’s keyboards, beam rays of warmth into the ears of listeners in frigid flyover county. Listen below, and check out their forthcoming LP, Rubicon, when it comes out April 15 via Dusty Medical Records.