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    Jaunt

    We first heard Canadian five-piece Jaunt on The Inbox, and felt an instant connection to their whimsical, airy sound. It's not surprising, given that the group specializes in songs about communication. Their recent debut EP, Chat, follows the trials and tribulations of keeping in touch, from “Hello” to the album’s touchingly despondent conclusion, “Okay Then.”

    Chat is the type of coherent, intricately crafted release that’s made for listening straight through—something hard to come across in an industry that sometimes focuses on singles. The dreamy alt-pop group's songs exude a gentle nostalgia, like rose-colored memories that make the past seem kinder than it actually was. With a brilliant debut already behind them, we’re looking forward to hear what Jaunt comes up with next.