Brighton,UK4-piece Metronomy are slated to deliver their latest, The English Riviera, to stateside audiences April19th on BecauseMusic/Big Beat/Atlantic. Their most polished effort to date, The English Riviera is an ambitious attempt to navigate the tidal swells of love and life, abjectly melancholic and passionate, celebratory of it's outstanding potential to evoke polarizing feelings simultaneously. Helmed by multi-instrumentalist Joseph Mount, Metronomy's 2008 sophomore effort, Nights Out, appropriately demonstrated a subdued, adolescent after-hours wonderment. The album wore its heart on its sleeve and lipstick on its collar, characterized by deviant intrigue that placed the record amongst the more critically acclaimed English dance albums of the late 2000s. The English Riviera, the band's third proper full length, is marked by a notable lean toward late-nineties indie-pop aesthetics, incorporating a diverse array of percussive and melodic elements. Anchored by the lead single "TheLook" (which saw remixes fromred Falke, Moonlight Matters, Ghostpoet, and King Krule), the album seldom strays from deliberately danceable yet contemplative arrangements. Combined with the withdrawn harmonies of members Anna Prior, Oscar Cash, and Gbenga Adelkan, the result is a personal yet wholly involved group effort, isolated while amongst one another, each member a wayward sailboat on a glassy sea.