Lower Dens : Propagation
Lower Dens turned in a spectacularly boring set when they supported Magnetic Fields at SXSW, so my enthusiasm has waned. Propagation isn’t helping the situation. Leagues from the day-glo percolation that was Brains, their new track is a sparse, drifting electro tune that just barely rouses itself to a grimly atmospheric chorus. If this single is properly representative, their album (Nootropics, out this week) will be an art pop snoozefest, just like their live show.