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Meet Me in Orbit's 'Last Time' will put you in the stratosphere

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At this point there are probably more electropop acts working than there were in the ’80s when the genre was pretty much inescapable for a good chunk of the decade. San Francisco’s Meet Me in Orbit distinguish themselves from the synth-happy crowd not only by the quality of their recordings, which is evidenced by a fastidious sonic approach that avoids plug-in presets but also by their ability to work their way inside your head and evoke a real emotional response. 

“Last Time,” from their upcoming Traveller EP (out April 7 on Sky Council Recordings), is regretful but buoyant—the band says “The idea was to create a melodic and spacious track that was just as much welcoming as it was haunting.” It works.