Californian band James Supercave combine psych-rock aesthetics having a pop sensibility to produce an artsy hybridized sound very much like Alt-J or MGMT. Created in Echo Recreation area as the principal vision of vocalist Joaquin Pastor, the trio — curved out by Patrick Logothetti (keyboards) and Andres Villalobos (acoustic guitar) — mixes a variety of affects and sounds, simultaneously groovy and rhythmic, while also trippy and soulful. After a languidly sensual solitary (2012’s “Georgian Orange”), they released their debut EP, 2015’s The Afternoon. Sandwiched between your lo-fi indie psych was the sprawling baroque pop of “THE PROPER Stuff,” a music also featured within the debut LP released significantly less than a yr afterward. Better Unusual was a completely focused realization from the complicated audio they hinted at within the Afternoon, honoring their Radiohead, Bowie, Beatles, and Speaking Heads affects, while simultaneously providing nods to contemporaries like Tame Impala and Empire of sunlight.