11 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Having already explored silky ’80s soft rock on their 2014 epic-in-miniature Nunca Estuve Acá EP, Argentinian crew Bandalos Chinos double down on the laidback vibes for their third album, BACH, and reach a new level of chill. Gone are the surging electro-pop anthems, replaced with wistful post-disco grooves like “Tema de Susana.” But they can also hit the gloriously cheesy heights of their old-school heroes when the mood strikes, deploying the kind of wailing saxophones (“Tu Órbita”) and melodramatic synths (“Demasiado”) that defined the MTV New Wave days.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Having already explored silky ’80s soft rock on their 2014 epic-in-miniature Nunca Estuve Acá EP, Argentinian crew Bandalos Chinos double down on the laidback vibes for their third album, BACH, and reach a new level of chill. Gone are the surging electro-pop anthems, replaced with wistful post-disco grooves like “Tema de Susana.” But they can also hit the gloriously cheesy heights of their old-school heroes when the mood strikes, deploying the kind of wailing saxophones (“Tu Órbita”) and melodramatic synths (“Demasiado”) that defined the MTV New Wave days.

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