Pretty Speeches

The new EP from the Albuquerque, N.M., sister duo (Elle and Shealeen Puckett) Poema is beautiful. Comprising five breezy pop tracks that together provide the perfect soundtrack to lazy sunny days, Pretty Speeches will have you salivating for more at the end. Dreamy guitars and a funky percussive rhythm match perfectly with the lush vocals and quirky delivery on catchy opener “Go Away,” and with the Colbie Caillat-esque follow-up, “Enough Messing Around,” the EP's theme of relationships is set. The low-key, vaguely Hawaiian-sounding “Get to Me” slows things down nicely and is a perfect mood-setter, while “Forget You in L.A.” is a throwback to warm, 1970s-era, radio-friendly rock. By the time the EP concludes with the gorgeous, tragic “Madeline”—a tale about loving someone whose heart and mind are clearly on someone else—you'll have arguably spent the best possible 20 minutes you could listening to pop music this summer. A breath of fresh air.