Miracles Of Modern Science
MEEMS by Miracles of Modern Science was probably the most enjoyable listen of 2014. An exuberant, poppy, and quixotic EP, the highlight is "Dear Pressure," a track which pays homage to recording, touring, and friendship. While most tracks aren't able to transcend the one-liner or one-dimensional, Miracles of Modern Science seem to be able to one up themselves repeatedly on every track. "Dear Pressure" begins with a beguilingly muted line which explodes by the first chorus and just when you think that's not going to be repeated, Miracles of Modern Science seem to transcend and push the boundary from chorus to bridge and back. Rather than one-dimensionality, this track thrives on its incredibly intelligent instrumentation and a wry sense of humor that has been achingly absent from music since the heyday of Pavement.