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Wrinkles - 'Separation Anxiety' (album stream) (premiere)

Separation Anxiety is an impressive collection of synthy goodness from the young band, synth twists and echoing guitar played straight for immediate effect.

Wrinkles make rootsy psychedelic rock with a revivalist kick, the kind of exquisitely-produced jams that have been bursting forth ever since Tame Impala broke through to mainstream consciousness. Separation Anxiety is an impressive collection of synthy goodness from the young band, synth twists and echoing guitar played straight for immediate effect. It lifts satisfying elements from the major trends in indie of late — Young the Giant’s pop savvy, Future Islands’ propensity for the anthemic, LCD Soundsystem’s spare misanthropy — and the result is an album well-studied and well-executed. It refines the wheel instead of reinventing it — and given the result, refining is plenty good.

“For the past four years that we have been a band we have been split up around the country, getting together to write songs and play shows,” says Wrinkles. “We've been living with the ideal version of these songs in our heads for a long time now and it feels really special to be able to share them exactly how we had envisioned."

Separation Anxiety comes out next Friday, July 29. We’ve got an advance stream for the next week — hear it below.

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