Mini Mansions

Mini Mansions’ ambitious and complex sound draws equally from pop and prog-rock. Their appealing melodies aim for accessibility, and radiant textures and breezy harmonies make Mini Mansions feel spacious. At times the L.A.-based band’s members seem intent on proving their skill at shaping soundscapes, especially on songs like “Monk” and “The Room Outside.” That comes with the territory, since the bands they emulate—the Beatles and ELO in particular—were known for their production prowess. There are hints of psychedelia here too, as evidenced in the juxtaposition of light and dark tones on “Wünderbars” and the cascading crescendos of “Majik Marker” and “Thriller Escapade.” Ultimately, those imaginative instincts add up to a most intriguing debut.

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