Sunglasses’ debut LP, Wildlife, is a winding collection of bright, eclectic journeys through the group’s unique sonic universe. The duo of singer/multi-instrumentalist Samuel Cooper and sound designer Brady Keehn use everything from acoustic guitars to iPhones, seamlessly blending analogue with digital to immersive, psychedelic effect. They first gained attention with the ingenious video for “Whiplash,” and Wildlife doubles down on that song’s promise with epic tone and artistic maturity. Album opener “Namesake” tells listeners to “hold on,” which is good advice at the beginning of a wild ride. Standout tracks like “Common Sense” and the furiously shifting “Blessing” push and pull in many different directions, as Sunglasses weaves between sun-drenched, Smile-inspired vibes and extensive detours into the lands of sound collage, synth pop, and hip-hop. With its crunchy drums and wailing guitars, album centerpiece “Swim” is cathartic wave of increasingly intense crescendos, while the titular track is a baroque excursion reminiscent of the Flaming Lips and Harry Nilsson. Each song has an underlying pop sensibility and an expansive quality that rewards repeat listens. Wildlife, by Sunglasses, is an excitingly creative debut.