It’s not every day you think to drop Religious Knives, Stereolab, The Velvet Underground and Peaking Lights in the same sentence but that’s exactly what Beau Devereaux has done with Samantha Glass. After a handful of well-realized tapes on Digitalis, Golden Cloud and Not Not Fun, ‘Mysteries from the Palomino Skyliner’ is Devereaux first ‘proper’ album under the moniker and shows the gamut of his influence and reach. The production is skeletal and artfully restrained, but under the flurry of bitcrushed hats and a wave of syrupy synthesis there are real songs to be found. Like Stereolab, the lounge-esque production gives a melancholy resonance, but ‘Mysteries…’ really takes off when Devereaux uses his voice, lending the album balance and a cool, dry cynicism. An unusually downbeat album for Not Not Fun, but one that pays off in spades.