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Tricot's 'Melon Soda' Is A Math-Rock Sugar Rush

Tricot's new album, 3, comes out May 17. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tricot's new album, 3, comes out May 17.

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Call it math-pop, technical sugar-pop, J-punk, jazzy post-rock — whatever it is, the Kyoto-based Tricot makes sophisticated music that's as sweet and bubbly as soda. The band has self-released two albums in Japan, but is now getting some stateside shine from Topshelf with the simply titled 3. Here's the closing track "Melon Soda" — it's a compact piece of pop wizardry that finds hooks in weird corners, and someone should sync it up to the fizzy lifting drink scene from Willy Wonka already.

3 comes out May 17 on Topshelf.