Your Daily Lick: James and Evander

Awkward Turtle EP (500Records)

With a name like Awkward Turtle, it can be just one thing: cutesy, charming, unabashedly twee indie-pop. Something like the Postal Service meets Belle and Sebastian. But Oakland duo James and Evander subverts expectations just enough to make its sleepy electro-pop feel a bit dark. Not a word is spoken among the EP’s 22 minutes, contributing to its ethereal moodiness.

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