Where once there was Yellow Fever, now there is Deep Time. The Austin duo of Jennifer Moore and Adam Jones have renamed—if not reinvented—themselves, and their new record, the self-titled Deep Time, is a stunner. Boasting slinky, coiled, torchy tunes interwoven with dryly jagged pep-rock, the band's music is deceptively weighty, offering layers of drama beneath a cucumber-cool surface. With only two members working in perfect tandem, Deep Time are capable of a precision that bigger bands can't muster, not to mention a subtlety that almost entirely evaporates the more you inhabit their almost disturbingly catchy tunes. Deep Time is smart, savvy pop that never plays down to the listener. It's also one of the year's most appealing and rewarding albums. NED LANNAMANN Also see My, What a Busy Week!.