Faith Assembly, My Mortal Beloved

Ann Powers

By Ann Powers

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

You just can't stop the new wave revival, and this Los Angeles band's lush, silky reworking of synth-goth tropes offers a lovely way to surrender. Much of the album sounds like Depeche Mode with a higher fat content, but on certain tracks and female vocals intertwine gorgeously, like the proverbial rose and briar over doomed lovers 'graves.