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Taking inspiration from Ramond Carver’s simple, revealing stories, Palaxy Tracks’ third full-length sees the band discovering the gas pedal while keeping everything bathed in the sepia tones of faded photographs. Four tracks here seep adrenaline. They’re competent, though not too powerfully hooky, and Brandon Durham’s falling-leaf vocals wander under distorted guitars and crashing cymbals. The album is more fulfilling (and unsettling) when everything remains floating in the dust of moonlight, as on “Speech With Animals,” “Clarion’s Way” and “Camera.” These Twelve Rooms are pleasant enough for an overnight stay, but they’ll require a low-spirited mindset to invoke repeated visits.

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  • Speech With Animals
  • Grey Snake
  • Clarion Way
  • Up My Sleeve
  • Camera
  • Lamplighter
  • Criminal Mind
  • Seems So Long Ago, Nancy
  • Me & You & Him
  • Legs on the Ladder
  • Dead Language
  • Twelve Rooms
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