SPACE IS HAUNTED: Contact: CS

I’ve seen Space Is Haunted a couple times and knew they were cool and loud and echoey, but I was not prepared for how good Contact would be. The echoes go on forever and the songs are complete ragers and anthems (see: “Tidal Wave” and “For Science”). Most duo bands overcompensate with theatrics of one kind or another, but Jamie Levy and Katie Quider are totally comfortable and settled in their space. The songs are natural, distorted pop bursts, and so easy to like it’s hard to believe this band isn’t already huge somewhere. –Matt Werts (Drug Party, drugparty.org)