Parker and Lily Here Comes Winter

On their second album, Parker Noon and Lily Wolfe have again created something that sounds like the musical equivalent of a David Lynch movie. Using vintage keyboards, chimes, steel guitar and other suitable spooky sounds, the duo suck you into their dreamy audio world at tempos that make Low and the Tindersticks sound like dance music. With new member Christina Campanella adding more instruments and vocals, their sound has expanded slightly, but the near-comatose delivery of these melancholic pop songs remains intact. Aside from the occasional bossa nova rhythm, most of the album's 15 home-recorded tracks slide slowly through the ears, letting you sink into a dark bliss. Fans of Stephen Merritt's work will appreciate these murky pop treats, but don't attempt to operate heavy machinery with this on. (Manifesto)