Pagans in Vegas
These Canadians dress up their glitzy alt-rock with an extra coat of shimmery New Wave, tracks flashing like a relentless strobe light as Emily Haines purrs "I want it all." Synths sizzle and squeal through "Fortunes" and "The Shade," before rippling into smooth chillwave on "Celebrate." The velvety guitar floating under "For Kicks" hints at The Cure, while Depeche Mode's dark dynamism haunts "Too Bad, So Sad." It all ends in a luscious instrumental, with rich organ strains reaching synth-pop nirvana.