Pop band LANY got their name by pushing the initials of Los Angeles and New York together, making LA and NY into LANY. But despite that, there’s very little that feels ‘New York’ about their music. The songs feel like the soundtrack to a summer beach movie that’s set in Malibu, not Manhattan. Since releasing the Make Out EP in 2015, the band has put out a couple other EPs and two full-length records: LANY and most recently Malibu Nights. They’ve evolved to the point that their music sounds more mainstream, which may be a product of them changing or the general pop music scene shifting. But this EP remains my favourite collection of songs they’ve put out. Lyrically, these songs feel like part of the same story, a story that lead singer Paul Klein is now looking back and reflecting on. The record focuses on nostalgia, but it’s a very specific form of nostalgia. This isn’t a record that reminisces about the “good old days” twenty years ago, because Klein was about ten twenty years ago. Instead, this EP encapsulates perfectly the feeling of missing time as it passes. It’s not about missing years that have passed, it’s about missing yesterday. There’s a youthful feeling that envelops the project, a result of the antic feeling of being scared of time passing too quickly melding with the celebration of the incredible moments that were there.