11 Songs, 36 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Yesterday's garage rock bands have been replaced by today's self-made dorm-room EDM pop stars, with acts like Zedd, Krewella, and now Timeflies proving you don't need big budgets to make huge hits. Anchored by the stratospheric "All the Way"—a galloping big-room banger in the mold of Avicii's "Wake Me Up"—After Hours is the major-label debut of the duo of Rob Resnick and Cal Shapiro, who met as students at Tufts University. Voraciously sampling the current pop landscape, the album features trap-inspired ballads ("Crystal Ball"), One Direction anthems, crunchy acoustic hip-hop ("Monsters"), and plenty of soaring, Katy Perry–channeling pop. Singer/rapper Shapiro is as much at home laying verses over 16 bars as he is belting out his emotions to high heaven ("I Choose You"). Energetic and impossibly catchy, After Hours makes the jump from a college dorm room to a festival main stage look easy.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Yesterday's garage rock bands have been replaced by today's self-made dorm-room EDM pop stars, with acts like Zedd, Krewella, and now Timeflies proving you don't need big budgets to make huge hits. Anchored by the stratospheric "All the Way"—a galloping big-room banger in the mold of Avicii's "Wake Me Up"—After Hours is the major-label debut of the duo of Rob Resnick and Cal Shapiro, who met as students at Tufts University. Voraciously sampling the current pop landscape, the album features trap-inspired ballads ("Crystal Ball"), One Direction anthems, crunchy acoustic hip-hop ("Monsters"), and plenty of soaring, Katy Perry–channeling pop. Singer/rapper Shapiro is as much at home laying verses over 16 bars as he is belting out his emotions to high heaven ("I Choose You"). Energetic and impossibly catchy, After Hours makes the jump from a college dorm room to a festival main stage look easy.

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