By Simon Vozick-Levinson
Updated April 09, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT
Sebastian Mlynarski

In the 13 years since this NYC trio’s debut, their sound has matured from shrieky noise to warm, textured art rock. Their seventh LP, 23, unfolds like a vivid dream, as Kazu Makino and Amedeo Pace’s drowsy vocals float in and out of focus above layered guitars and keyboards; subdued atmospherics (”The Dress”) give way to urgent pleas (”Spring and by Summer Fall”) and danceable grooves (”Silently”). It’s an enthralling listen, proving once and for all that they deserve the wide success of fellow travelers like Radiohead and Sonic Youth.