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Sunset: The Sounds Of Shoegazer Folk

Despite the buzz surrounding its album Movie Monster, the band Sound Team was short-lived, breaking up not long after the release of its major-label debut. But out of the ashes, Bill Baird and a few other former Sound Team members started the Austin-based group Sunset, which mixes nostalgic '60s and '70s music with refreshingly modern sounds. Combining subtle folk with electronics, keyboards and Brian Wilson-esque harmonies, Sunset has created a deeply compelling sound.

The band recorded "Fishtown" with Philadelphia's Weathervane Project for Sunset's latest album, Gold Dissolves to Gray, which practically bursts with beautiful instrumentation and charming lyrics. Even during its quiet and intimate moments, the album never feels bland.

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