”60s jangle pop with new wave tendencies is the inspiration behind the free 7-track Guards EP and Cover Songs 7″ featuring renditions of Vampire Weekend‘s “Taxi Cab” and M.I.A.‘s “Born Free.”

Fronted by James Follin,  the NYC band Guards also features members Caroline Polachek of Chairlift, James Richardson of MGMT, Loren Shane Humphrey of Willowz and family Madeline Follin of Cults. Musically, this means plenty of lo-fi guitar fuzz, gauzy dream-pop vocals and hypnotic hooks but with orchestration that’s more psychedelic than electronic-tinged .

Both albums are available for download:

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