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Lemonade started in San Francisco and then moved to New York, but you'd never know it from listening to the band's music. With its synthesis of '80s club music, the trio recalls the sound of bands coming out of Miami — if those bands were clued into Afro-Cuban rhythms without being too obvious about it. Think hazy melodies that might go well with soft focus and fog-enshrouded waterfront scenes. The dreaded term "chillwave" probably applies to this band, and if that's something that rankles, then avoid it. But if you're open to retro-electro, introspective music set to inventive textural beats, look no further.

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.