POP ETC, The Postal Service, Breathe Owl Breathe
LA/Tokyo/Manilla-based electronic Spazzkid has an ill-fitting name. I was expecting glitchy, Diplo-esque freakouts. What I got was melodic, downtempo electro-pop. Hushed vocals, full drums, and catchy chimes rule in this late-night jam. Also, the sporadic laughs are just enough of an organic touch to pull this one out of that recycled-air vibe that traps so many electronic artists.