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One of the crispest electro-pop records of 2011, this Toronto outfit’s debut was as buoyant 
as it was bleak. The celestial lightness in Katie Stelmanis’ operatic vocal shone light upon the darker 5am beats, making for an altogether engrossing listen. With tracks like ‘Spellwork’ and ‘The Choke’ leading the charge with their dancefloor undulations, the piano-led ‘The Beast’ touched on compositional beauty. ‘Feel It Break’ was a work of simple pop pleasures and dark electronic emotions, with depths as grand as the group’s auspicious future. TW

 
 

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