Though they’re from rainy Seattle, Ravennas know how to conjure visions of sun-drenched coastlines. In fact, there’s not only a kinship with the music of Beach House but coursing beneath the duo’s moody, modernist vocal murmur is an abiding stream of classic Beach Boys (Pet Sounds). Amid the echoing aura of “Scene #9” are some very nice melodic touches. “Washed Away” has a similarly rich, plush arrangement that caresses you with its moody shimmer of “ahhhhhhhhhhs” right to the unexpected guitar solo climax. A scintillating guitar opens “Butterfly” and threads its golden way through the song’s trippy, bouncy cloud of sound. Music supervisors will want to give this duo a listen.
Style: Indie Pop