14 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The New York duo Heartsrevolution were heralded for their adventurous pop spirit back in 2008 by NME magazine and others, but they took six years to let loose their debut full-length. With a fondness for things like crystal-covered ice cream trucks, treble-driven high energy, and Leyla "Lo" Safai’s baby-doll stylings, they come across like an amalgam of Crystal Castles, Hello Kitty gone punk rock, and Riot Grrrl expressionism. The bite is sometimes more fun than the bark, with Safai’s girlish voice and crackling synths and percussion keeping the needle in the red at all times. But Safai and her musical partner Ben Pollock are adventurous when it comes to the pop tableaux, and songs like “Ride or Die” and “Kishi Kaisei” are full of inarguably infectious melodies and sparkle. Their wit and humor also shine: “Kishi Kaisei” is a spirited, hands-in-the-air number with a refrain poking fun at hands-in-the-air spirit. Punkish guitars add needed depth on “Vertigo” and “Kill Your Radio,” and the slower, noise-crusted tracks like “Gen Wh(y)” and “Heaven’s Gate” are perfect foils for the pink-and-glitter vibe of much of the collection.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

The New York duo Heartsrevolution were heralded for their adventurous pop spirit back in 2008 by NME magazine and others, but they took six years to let loose their debut full-length. With a fondness for things like crystal-covered ice cream trucks, treble-driven high energy, and Leyla "Lo" Safai’s baby-doll stylings, they come across like an amalgam of Crystal Castles, Hello Kitty gone punk rock, and Riot Grrrl expressionism. The bite is sometimes more fun than the bark, with Safai’s girlish voice and crackling synths and percussion keeping the needle in the red at all times. But Safai and her musical partner Ben Pollock are adventurous when it comes to the pop tableaux, and songs like “Ride or Die” and “Kishi Kaisei” are full of inarguably infectious melodies and sparkle. Their wit and humor also shine: “Kishi Kaisei” is a spirited, hands-in-the-air number with a refrain poking fun at hands-in-the-air spirit. Punkish guitars add needed depth on “Vertigo” and “Kill Your Radio,” and the slower, noise-crusted tracks like “Gen Wh(y)” and “Heaven’s Gate” are perfect foils for the pink-and-glitter vibe of much of the collection.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
19 Ratings
19 Ratings
Erik224 ,

GET IT!!!

Just from the tracks KISS and the others from the Ride Or Die EP this album is gonna be great. Skrillex's OWSLA never disappoints!!!

ConkysRevenge ,

AH-mazing! :)

This album is great! I waited so long for it to come out and it was definitely worth the wait.

ElectroPopTart ,

Finally!

I've waited 6 YEARS for this album. <3

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