We Disappear (WeePOP! Records)

Transmittens 

We Disappear
(WeePOP! Records)

Danny Rowland and Jen Weidl of Transmittens possess the power of perfect pop. We Disappear, the Lawrence duo's second release on England's WeePOP! Records in less than a year, delivers 10 more catchy twee-pop tunes. Rowland and Weidl have mastered the craft of pairing playfulness with pathos, even when singing about goofy subjects (unicorns, dinosaurs, hot-dog suits, etc.). We Disappear contains a handful of upbeat, playful synth jams — the kind that Transmittens has been perfecting over the past two years — and nearly half the songs demonstrate a sylistic shift toward a more subtle brand of pop hearkening back to the early '90s. There are guitar-heavy songs, and "Blue Whale" finds the group abandoning its trusty drum machine in favor of live snare and floor tom — Weidl's distorted vocals and Rowland's reverbed guitars turn the song into a sunnier version of a Jesus and Mary Chain track. We Disappear feels a little more sloppy than the debut, Our Dreams, but this adorable duo unfailingly churns out melodies that can send the most hardened music snob into a giddy fit.

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