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When: Thu., June 14, 9 p.m. 2012
Price: $10
In just a couple of short years, the soft, panacean sounds of chillwave have given way to something more brittle and MIDI'fied. Brooklyn trio Lemonade have tapped into that sometimes irritating-to-listen-to zeitgeist with Diver, their second album and one that offsets truly ghastly, cheesy synth tones with sugar-sweet songwriting. The result is something that echoes the tinny, harsh production of early-'90s mainstream pop—music, in other words, that most people would prefer to forget. Lemonade manages a few compelling, pretty moments within their rigid, swingless structure (particularly the Bobby Brown-cribbing album closer "Softkiss"), but most of the record remains surprisingly anonymous-sounding and whitebread. Not that it'll keep the band from amassing a huge following of fans who were just being born when this music was on the radio the first time around. NED LANNAMANN


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