Aloha have always inhabited their own space within the indie rock continuum. They play around with jazz, pop, and post-rock in a way that aligns them with the foundational Midwest emo bands that also call Polyvinyl their label home, but Aloha’s approach is softer and lighter, plaintive rather than explosive. Beauty is prized over howling catharsis. Rather than bashed out in a basement, their music always seems to have been meticulously crafted in a studio — or, like, a laboratory decked out with an array of synths, guitars, and melodic percussion.
Aloha's new album Little Windows Cut Right Through is out May 6 via Polyvinyl Records.