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ALBUM REVIEW | INDIE-ROCK

Hospitality, ‘Trouble’

The Brooklyn, N.Y., trio Hospitality were never exactly known for their sheer rock power, but fans of their 2012 self-titled debut may be surprised to find that they’ve further whittled down the scope of their sound to the barest wisp. While their arcadian folk-pop leads toward some bursts of zeal, save for the carousing “Nightingale” and the downright rocking (adjusted for twee-deflation) “I Miss Your Bones,” the balance of the ledger here is reserved for doleful hesitation. “Inauguration” is a bare-bones structure of bass synth, ambient noise, and vocalist Amber Papini’s accentuated recitation, a catalog of emotions as opposed to a vocal attack. “Rockets and Jets” floats on a pillowy groove. It’s tracks like “Sullivan” that set the tone, however, with the band pawing dejectedly at a fogged window, ensconced in a delicately crocheted blanket of sound, sipping mournfully from a cup of tea, which, come to think of it, would be the perfect setting for listening to this album yourself. (Out Tuesday)

ESSENTIAL “Rockets and Jets”

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