New York-based psych-pop juggernauts Mirror Mirror are back with a phenomenal follow-up to their 2011 LP Interiors. Mirror Mirror's new Melting People EP—premiering here on VMAN.com—incorporates many of their signature elements: icy synths, melancholy croons, and tsunamis of noise, while also breaking new conceptual ground and, as the duo themselves explain, "exploring the loss of physical bodies to virtual selves." Do not be frightened by the theoretical jargon, as this translates musically to a tour-de-force of rock, electronic, and shoegaze history filtered through the minds of the internet savvy. The five track EP shakes up genres with the same fluidity and irreverence that Tumblr applies to images; injecting hard noise into smooth minimalism, layering Bauhaus-era goth vocal atop melodies born of T-Rex and Sonic Youth. Not one song smacks too heavily of appropriation though, each element combined carefully by Mirror Mirror in a manner distinctly contemporary. If this seems beyond your wildest dreams, as it did for us here at VMAN hit the play button and join the league of the melting people.
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