Why: Many things in life are better when tender. Meat. Love. Vittles. And in the hands of Carousel, music. “Where Have You Gone?” was my first taste of the bands and I immediately fell for the effortless blend of hushed vocals, pulsing synths, and slinky rhythms. Then I heard “Let’s Go Home” and it became clear these guys are no fluke. Listen to their 26 Allston EP and you’ll hear seeds of what they have blossomed into now.