When: Thu., May 25, 8 p.m. 2017
Montréal-based art-pop band the Luyas recently dropped the dazzling Human Voicing, their first proper album in more than four years. Through largely improvised studio sessions, the quartet presents a record full of rich arrangements that recall the established tricks of its trade: shoe-gaze guitar palettes; swirling strings; front woman Jessie Stein’s dainty, pillow-talk vocals; and frequently unsettling tones and rhythms. It’s perhaps the band’s most polarized album. For example, the wide-eyed dream-pop of “Dream of Love” immediately follows the shuffling, disjointed cacophony of “Self-Unemployed,” creating a bizarre juxtaposition. The Luyas perform on Thursday, May 25, at ArtsRiot in Burlington. Locals Gestalt add support.