The transatlantic band The Luxembourg Signal makes the kind of timeless indie-pop that inherently provokes feelings of nostalgia. It helps that half its members go back as far as the early '90s when they honed their warm, California-informed version of UK indie as the winsome outfit Aberdeen. Since then singer Beth Arzy, guitarist Johnny Joyner, and drummer Brian Espinosa re-shifted as The Luxembourg Signal and have expanded into a septet for their sophomore album Blue Field, released last October on Shelflife.
Additional (wo)manpower -- including new co-vocalist Betsy Moyer, whose angelic croons melts finely into Arzy's -- has only made their sound lusher, as realized on the album's title track. This sumptuous slice of dream-pop is jangly and upbeat, but not without a potent dose of melancholy swirling through the squall of shimmering shoegaze guitars. Throughout, the rhythm holds strong and steady, always with a sense of urgency. But it's those soft, airy vocals gliding through -- faintly yet hauntingly -- that seem to slow down (and rewind) time itself.
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