Listening to glo-brite Chvrches after hearing the gloom of the new Flaming Lips album is enough to induce a facial tic. This album differs from the electro-pop of the eighties, though, in a dubstep sounding drum machine. They've claimed to be influenced by Kate Bush, who was always much bigger in England than in the States, but it's really hard to find the influence in these few tracks. They've also made it clear that another influence is the Knife, but Chvrches simply isn't that good. Throughout, the music sounds so earnest, uplifting, and happy. Anyhoo, this is their first EP. Too early to tell if they'll be any good. But a decent start.