Album: Au Revoir Simone, Still Night, Still Light, (Moshi Moshi)

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The electro-pop popettes' third album finds the trio leaving behind the frothy pop of previous efforts and entering a Dark Phase.

Granted, a dark phase for Au Revoir Simone still sounds more like the Depeche Mode of "I Just Can't Get Enough" than the Depeche Mode of "Personal Jesus", but the triumph of Still Night, Still Light is that it places a blanket of synthy warmth over songs that could, in lesser hands, sound cold and calculated rather than charming. It's a breath of fresh Air, filtered through the boho streets of Brooklyn.