By Marquita Harris, July 12th, 2010
Remix albums can sometimes feel like a “last call” for album sales: the same tracks, the same lyrics and familiar baselines. Not here. Au Revoir Simone’s Night Light is like listening to a new album all over again. The Williamsburg-based trio blends fluffy clouds of synth beats and lo-fi pop, for a melancholic sound that’s by no means simple. It features rehashed tracks from talents like Angel Deradoorian (from The Dirty Projectors), Aeroplane and Jens Lekman, to name a few. Although it’s a much livelier version of the previous Still Night, Still Light, their trippy, wispy vocals are still heard throughout.