On its upcoming EP, Sedated, Maryland’s Lilac Daze can’t help but feel like it’s channeling the Pixies’ glory days. It’s the kind of bouncing indie-pop that Frank Black and company dealt in and now can’t seem to muster that makes the whole of Sedated both a refreshing throwback and engaging introduciton. The A.V. Club is premiering “Kathleen,” a track that extols the band’s strongest virtues and features the kind of vocal interplay that recalls Lemuria’s earliest, most energetic days. Black Numbers will be releasing the six-track EP on July 12, with pre-orders for Sedated available now through the label’s store.
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