Lithuania's Solo Ansamblis make atmospheric synthpop that pulls from a variety of black-clad, early-'80s post-punk subgenres. There is a rigid, robotic quality to their music, but they mix their synthesizers and drum machines with traditional rock instrumentation, giving their sound a much more visceral, human impact. It's an appealing sound; danceable, melodic, gritty, a little sleazy... and their use of their native tongue completes the vibe. While you can hear the past, Solo Ansamblis are forging their own path.

The band release their terrific second album, OLOS, on Friday via Artoffact Records but you can listen to it now -- a stream of the whole album premieres in this post.