Monthly Archives: September 2018
As the title suggests, a very sad senior album from our man Darwin Deez. To quote Spotify, Darwin Deez is “an equal mix of wacky, Beck, and Fleetwood Mac,” and that description is pretty accurate. A mix of synth pop with strong vocals. Play all of these songs they’re great! FCC: None Play: 1, 3, […]
Nice album that is a mix of indie pop and indie rock. High pitched female vocals, very beachy sounding with light guitar rifts. Very similar to Best Coast if you’re into them. Check it out, Colleen Green has a nice innovative sound! FCC: None Play: 2, 6 RIYL: Best Coast, Cherry Glazerr
Debut album from self-dubbed “chill wave” group Firstworld. Synth pop, male vocals. Solid album if you like this type of music! FCC: None Play: 3 RIYL: Washed Out, Neon Indian
Aizuri Quartet performs abstract, new pieces written for them, all American composers, ranging from intense, to quiet. Play most!
Very mellow, nice sounding indie rock album from Astral Swans. Extremely reminiscent of Sufjan Stevens if you like him. Some of these tracks are really innovative, Swan uses his own reverb and pedals to create some groovy sounds. I recommend a listen! FCC: 4 Play: 2, 10 RIYL: Sufjan Stevens, Iron and Wine
Great sophomore album from indie rock band Mammoth Indigo. Honestly, there was not a track I didn’t like on this album! Male vocals, lyrics are pretty sad, really fresh guitar. Overall innovative sound, check this one out FCC: 9 Play: 1, 4, all RIYL: Snow Patrol, Cage the Elephant
Hard rock, almost metal-sounding debut album from the Living Strange. Male vocals, strong percussion and heavy guitar rifts. Definitely for you if you like harder-sounding alternative rock! Play: 2, 4 FCC: None RIYL: The Arctic Monkeys, The Foo Fighters
Immerse yourself. Get completely involved in something without any distractions. Draw a picture. Paint a wall. Write 400 words in a single sitting. Walk a mile without checking your phone. This is your soundtrack. Deep, pristine, rolling dub techno with no breaks. Play: Both Release Date: 7/17/2018 RIYL: Fluxion, Basic Channel
In 2012, former KEXP DJ Alex Ruder launched Hush Hush Records to “collaborate with a friend to help share their music with the world.” Here are they six years later celebrating the 100th release with a compilation of exclusive new tracks from Hush Hush artists of all walks: dream pop, techno, ambient, new age, instrumental […]
First album in 14 years from Garage Rock/Post-Hardcore masters and it does not miss a beat. Contains plenty of their signature frenetic riffs and urgent, shouting vocals. Hard hitting and full of great tracks on par with their previous work. Play: 1,3,4,5,6,9,10 FCC: 2 RIYL: Drive Like Jehu, Shellac, Mclusky
Very electronic and dreamy, but the album seems to lack a sense of direction. The DJ and producer clearly is talented but it feels a bit mainstream and oversampled. That being said, Peace to Mateo has all the ingredients to be a great DJ. It doesn’t need all of the fluff he tried to add to […]
Eric Bachmann’s No Recover details an old-spirited musician is not confined to just his acoustic guitar. His riffs are almost touching and his singing voice is the passion in the driver’s seat of his fifth album. A lot of folky, orchestral notes. Although he is an incredibly gifted acoustic guitar player, he seems to […]
The Mommyheads deliver a fascinatingly produced sixth album that nods to a lot of 90’s rock artists. Their melodies echo that of Eddie Vedder’s. What is most interesting is lead singer Adam Elk’s experimental spirit that shines past the overused theme and sound of grunge music. Soundtrack To The World’s End is not a desperate […]
Seventy-two Indian mode, microtonal piano pieces. Odd but attractive, mostly short.
Gracious, elegant, Romantic string pieces.
Baroque, title says it all.
Mixing classical/abstract, experimental solo piano pieces.
Contemporary, ethnic, guitar duos, Japanese, Middle Eastern amongst others. Play!
Lovely, varying genre works for clarinet and piano, as title suggests, from different geographical areas ( India, France, Latin American, etc.) Play!