The album questions the notion that competition is essential to human progress.
Though much of Caer is mopey and monochromatic, it suggests new possibilities for Twin Shadow.
Befitting the improved production values and larger expected audience, the songs are bigger and brasher than the ones on his prior albums.
Nakedly borrowing from Reagan-era electronic pop is a fairly successful tactic nowadays, but in most cases, the new-wave touch is a fairly shallow tactic.
This year, the festival boasted an enormous lineup of over 150 bands, almost evenly divided between regional upstarts and established artists.