Drum masterminds in Aa (colloquially known as Big A little a) haven't put out a new record since 2007, but it seems not a whole lot has gone awry in nearly seven years. The first single from the forthcoming VoyAager is par for the Aa course in all the right ways—heady, experimental, full of expressive drumming that just barely breaks into unhinged territory. There's a lot to dance about here, and the disco inspirations are prominent, but what “Glow Wreath” accomplishes is smile-inducing and good for maximum reflection. Like early Animal Collective if it were blended with Phil Collins.
VoyAager releases through Northern Spy Records on January 28. Preorders are available for that here.