Label: Vertigo Berlin
With former members of Aereogramme and The Twilight Sad on board, CHVRCHES' The Bones of What You Believe is the sound of three people absolutely going for it, calculating every sound to please every crowd they can reach. From the ear-tickling "Gun" to the immensely hummable opener "The Mother We Share," this album never lets up until the slow-burning closer "You Caught the Light." Until then it's unabashed synth heaven stuffed to the gills with vocal fireworks and blinding rainbows of synthesized tone. This is possibly the most fully formed band debut since Sleigh Bells.