GAP DREAM: This Is Gap Dream: CS

Has Burger Records crossed the Comic Sans font threshold? When something becomes so easy and fashionable to disparage that it comes full circle and is now even more compelling to defend? Has Comic Sans even crossed that threshold yet? Whatever. All I’m trying to say is that I’m a Burger hater but I don’t really hate this. It’s part Lou Reed-styled confessional psych pop, part retrofuturistic synth work (sometimes in the vein of that one sub-subgenre that’s made up of internet guys remaking the soundtrack to Drive), and part shimmering, straightforward indie pop. The latter is my favorite by far; “College Music” and “24 Hour Token” are some seriously catchy songs. Palm mute away. –Indiana Laub (Burger, [email protected], burgerrecords.com)