Milagres (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Synth/Dream Pop

Milagres’ peculiar blend of ’80s Synth Pop mixed with ethereal vocals and touches of Funk bass is interesting enough on its own merits. Don’t mistake the Brooklyn quartet as a mere genre curio, though. These guys have the songwriting chops to back up the production mélange. The band’s second album for the Kill Rock Stars label, Violent Light (released earlier this year) is loaded with top-shelf songs, equal parts funky, gorgeous and straight-up catchy.

YDIIYD: Nile Rodgers producing a Wild Beasts record. (Ben Walpole)