A light on the disco ball casts us into a private galaxy, some cosmic hideaway where we exist between shifting stars on the walls and a thick haze of reverb, a swirling murk of fuzz that births cascading keyboard lines, pulsing bass and the occasional stray ’80s video game sound effect. In reality, we’re at the Mohawk on a Tuesday night, where the psychedelic pop project Night Glitter is celebrating the release of their debut EP "Hangin’ on a Dream." But when LouLou Ghelichkhani sings, unwinding velvety phrases that spiral into the ether, the illusion of a mystical otherworld is complete.

Many of the songs hint at loss, love gone wrong. Band co-founder John Michael Schoepf takes turns on vocals, too, but the group is strongest when Ghelichkhani leads, with Schoepf countering with melodic basslines intricately crafted to underline the urgency of the aching regret that lurks in the shadow of each song.

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