Bones EP

Young Circles

For brand new trio Young Circles, mixing, matching and bending genres isn’t really a means to an end — it’s the point entirely. Their six-song EP, Bones, is an ambitious debut. The press material accompanying the release name-drops The Flaming Lips, DJ Shadow, Blur and the Beta Band, and the Miami group takes special care to hit each of those reference points. On the whole, Young Circles does a bang-up job pinpointing where those styles intersect and add a nice dose of extra chaos. Opening track “Lightning” revels in unorthodoxy while still delivering catchy hooks. The hodgepodge sounds a little forced on the quasi-rapped “Sharp Teeth,” but the group’s got ideas to spare. They can’t all be golden.