It is apropos that L'altra is in close alphabetical proximity to Lali Puna and Lamb in the record bins. With electro-pop cool and elements of moody, brooding rock, "Different Days" is epic in sound an

It is apropos that L'altra is in close alphabetical proximity to Lali Puna and Lamb in the record bins. With electro-pop cool and elements of moody, brooding rock, "Different Days" is epic in sound and ethereal in disposition. Songs like "So Surprise" and "It Follows Me Around" take great care to meld their most-produced noises with their raw ones to make big, sweeping crescendos and, with Lindsay Anderson and Joseph Costa sharing vocal duties, there's a thrilling balance of sweet and sour throughout. L'altra is unafraid to experiment with its beats on many songs, but sometimes such flourishes seem to be an afterthought. Still, "Different Days" manages to be sleepy without being lazy and sad without being depressing. L'altra has proved it grows wiser with each release.—KH