Charli XCX- True Romance
Great pop record from up and coming Brit hitmaker
This exceptionally gifted Montreal native, Antoine Bedard, wrote a composition every month for a year, the result being Phases, a pastiche of psychedelia, krautrock, dance music, and muted electronic ruminations. It's simply a really thoughtful collection of superb songwriting.
Kurt Vile- Wakin’ On A Pretty Daze
Ketamines- You Can’t Serve Two Masters
Hooded Fang- Gravez
Another North of the Border band delivering frosty surf psychedelia.
Glenn Jones- My Garden State
Parquet Courts- Light Up Gold
"I was walking through Ridgewood Queens/ I was flipping through magazines/ I was so, so stoned and starving"
Purling Hiss- Water On Mars
Obits- Bed & Bugs
Preeminent garage rockers explore some different sonic structures, an evolving sound.
Speedy Ortiz- Major Arcana
Interesting chord progressions, very reminiscent of great late 80’s indie rock, with vocals that harken Liz Phair.
Foxygen- We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic
-Dylan, The Stones, & The Kinks all wrapped up in a silly Mexican blanket on a Santa Monica beach.
Queens of the Stone Age- Like Clockwork
America's favorite stoner rock band is back with a mature, but no less satisfying, effort.
Bill Callahan- Dream River
The most distinctive voice in American music dives into his version of acid folk with flute, bongos, and some distorted slow jams.
Blood Orange- Cupid Deluxe