When Simon Raymonde’s band Cocteau Twins split in 1997, he went on to found and record for his own label, Bella Union. His latest musical incarnation, with help from vocalist Stephanie Dosen, is Snowbird, and its sound picks up right where the Cocteau Twins left off more than a decade ago. Snowbird’s Moon is piano-based, and the lyrics evoke images of moonlit, frosty forests. Dosen’s vocals occasionally recall Raymonde’s other leading lady Elizabeth Fraser, but Dosen (smartly) never sounds like she’s going for an exact copy. Radiohead drummer Philip Selway and guitarist Ed O’Brien fill out Snowbird’s roster, adding to the ambient, indie-rock atmosphere created by Raymonde’s compositions. Cocteau Twins fans will love this, but so will those poor souls who have never even heard of the Cocteau Twins. Either way, there’s a lot to love about Snowbird.

- Michael Levine

Moon is out now on Bella Union

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