Blue Hawaii: “Agor Edits”
Blue Hawaii’s debut album, Untogether, was surprisingly one of my favorite releases of 2013. The indie electronic duo from Canada might have a sparse sound that tip-toes too closely to similar-sounding indie electro duos, but tracks like “Try to Be” and “Sweet Tooth” prove that Blue Hawaii has a gift for creating elegantly chilly tracks with surprising tenderness. And for their mixtape Agor Edits, released January 2015, the band remixes and retools tracks that originally appeared on their debut. Tracks like “Strawberries and White Light” are a slight improvement over the original, while tracks like “Get Happy” provide a nice, fresh experience. Although there’s no new material here, it’s a nice treat for fans waiting for their next album.