6 Songs, 26 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Hailing from Toronto, the indie pop quintet Cairo specializes in the sort of heart-melting songs that would fit comfortably on a mix between Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes. The moderately upbeat “Selfish” opens Cairo's 2012 Young Love EP; Nate Daniels’ wafting voice makes it sound like he's Feist’s fraternal twin brother. He pipes through what sounds like a lo-fi bullet microphone before singing tightly braided harmonies in the following “All These Colours,” an impassioned piece with soaring melodies. These are backed by contrasting textures of electric guitar distortion and sweeping cello/violin lines. Fans of Foals will find a warm familiarity in the hushed “Addict,” which also sounds a lot like The Dream Academy’s cover of The Smiths' “Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want” (heard in the moving museum scene of Ferris Bueller's Day Off). The more alluring “Vampyre” plays with a gorgeous darkness that would be suitable for the kind of people who find romance in taking dates on cemetery walks or bicycle rides through a forest at night. “Halfway There” closes with spare beauty.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Hailing from Toronto, the indie pop quintet Cairo specializes in the sort of heart-melting songs that would fit comfortably on a mix between Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes. The moderately upbeat “Selfish” opens Cairo's 2012 Young Love EP; Nate Daniels’ wafting voice makes it sound like he's Feist’s fraternal twin brother. He pipes through what sounds like a lo-fi bullet microphone before singing tightly braided harmonies in the following “All These Colours,” an impassioned piece with soaring melodies. These are backed by contrasting textures of electric guitar distortion and sweeping cello/violin lines. Fans of Foals will find a warm familiarity in the hushed “Addict,” which also sounds a lot like The Dream Academy’s cover of The Smiths' “Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want” (heard in the moving museum scene of Ferris Bueller's Day Off). The more alluring “Vampyre” plays with a gorgeous darkness that would be suitable for the kind of people who find romance in taking dates on cemetery walks or bicycle rides through a forest at night. “Halfway There” closes with spare beauty.

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