Dunbar's soft voice only adds to the band's wimpy aura. But don't confuse wimpy with whiny. With its spirited pop, Grayscale appeals to more than just sad teenage bastards. Like the Cure, the Smiths, and R.E.M., the band wraps its melancholy in jangly bubblegum. What's more, the duo spices up its straightforward tunes with piano, strings, and acoustic guitars, giving its music the maturity its lyrics lack.
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