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Hearts Like Lions

The five-song debut EP from Hearts Like Lions kicks off with "Through the Cracks," an irresistible, luminescent monster of a track. Balancing edgy, epic guitar lines with simple synths and an unforgettable vocal, the tune references a large swath of the '80s new wave without pointing too closely in any one direction. It's kind of like a tougher, less calculated take on the Killers sound, an incredible song that singlehandedly justifies the band's existence. None of the rest of the material is up to the same standard, but there is some promise among the other four tracks, especially the nice interplay between the synths and guitars in "The Same Mistake" and the almost-there, piano-driven "Figure Eight." If they can come up with some more material that matches "Through the Cracks," watch out.

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Cory Casciato is a Denver-based writer with a passion for the geeky, from old science fiction movies to brand-new video games.
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