Bora York :: "Close Your Eyes"

All silky sonics and glossy melody, Bora York, a dream-pop outfit from Minneapolis maneuver their slow-drive anthem, "Close Your Eyes" toward some warmer destination. Lightweight keyboards, frictionless guitars and overlapping boy-girl vocals insulate the verses and chorus in sweeping layers of sound and melody, something vaguely tropical. While the lyrics court some darkness, their content is more insouciant than lethal. The image of a divine dawn - "we'll watch God paint the sky" - creeps into the last line of the bridge, an easily forgettable misstep as the refrain washes over the listener again and again like a relentless and entirely welcome rising tide.

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