Wild Cub

Closer

Mom + Pop

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Wild Cub tread a fine line between infectiously danceable tunes and '80s chart show parody. Sometimes as the synth kicks up a gear and the vocals rise in turn, it's easy to imagine Keegan DeWitt's Nashville-based band dressed in white suits, bopping on the spot while clicking their fingers in sync.

They narrowly avoid becoming the fictional band from 2007 romcom Music and Lyrics, keeping each chorus the right side of soaring and each heartfelt lyric from tripping into trite. It's a close-run thing on occasion, but DeWitt holds it together, even finding unexpected depths. It's hard not to feel a pull as he ends "Wait" by crying "stay" repeatedly. Mostly though, Closer is fun. Just put "Mirror" on and try to argue otherwise. (www.wildcubmusic.com)

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