…looks like this.

‘Tis a rare situation, but every now and then an album’s cover art matches the quality of its musical offerings.

This is one of those times.

While I don’t know if I’ll get around to doing a proper review of the album right now, I’ll rattle through just a few of the influences and artists that even vaguely come to mind while listening to the record: Junior Boys, Miike Snow, Cut Copy, New Wave music, shoegaze, M83, The Killers, Grizzly Bear, Radiohead, BWO and the Presets.

Make no mistake, though: There’s nothing derivative about this album. Delphic‘s debut, Acolyte, is fresh and promising, like the sound of a decade beginning anew.