Melissa Maerz
April 07, 2010 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Weathervanes

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Indie Rock

We gave it an A-

Still holding your breath for the next Postal Service album? Listen to Weathervanes instead: It’s the best electronic indie-pop debut since Ben Gibbard last tuned his laptop. Armed with dreamy melodies, charmingly terrible pickup lines, and a vibrant band-geek orchestra carting harmoniums and glockenspiels, this New York quintet makes tenderhearted nerdiness sound like a powerful strength. A?

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