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In the Morse Code of Brake Lights 
(Concord Records)   

In the Morse Code of Brake Lights is road music for an uncertain future. This eighth album from the iconic power-pop collective the New Pornographers dives headlong into a horizon we can’t quite see: all the shaky energy of America in 2019 bundled into a set of songs that feels warm and lush, bold and escapist. It’s also, to be clear, just a damn fine record. Tracks like “Colossus of Rhodes” channel the starry, harmonic atmosphere we know and love, while “Need Some Giants” vibes on a fresh, orchestral sing-along. Just dial in, bliss out, and absorb whatever beauty swirls past the car window. (5/5)


By Mollie Wells


In The Morse Code of Brake Lights was released xx. This article originally appeared in the Winter 2020 print issue of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!

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