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Sam Lansky | November 7, 2013 1:04 pm

 Broods — “Bridges”

Alt-pop duo Broods (born Caleb & Georgia Nott) have more than a few things in common with Lorde: They’re from New Zealand, they worked with producer Joel Little (who helmed Pure Heroine), and Nott even sounds like her, a little bit, with high, haunting vocals. But those comparisons aside, it’s equally deserving of praise: “And we’re burning all the bridges now” makes a hook every bit as infectious as “We’ll never be royals,” and the rich production trades sparsity for vibrancy. (The video’s pretty, too.)