Author Archives: placidpat

Boniface – Phantom Limbs (EP)

Boniface, a solo pop artist from Winnipeg, develops a classic pop style infused with modern indie elements. Phantom Limbs is a 4 song EP that is gaining traction through streaming sights, and Boniface has a bright future in the music industry if he keeps up with this pop style. Play: 1

Jess Williamson – Cosmic Wink

Jess Williamson, a solo artist from LA via Austin, creates a smooth soft rock record in Cosmic Wink. Nice melodies flow through simple rhythmic structures to create a beautiful 9 song lullaby. Play: 1, 2, 8

Hinds – i don’t run

Four piece all-girl garage pop band from Spain. Really classic guitar sound, with nice melodies. Overall fun and dancy rock music. The lyrics on this album are an improvement from their past one as they explore deeper into themselves as artists. Play: 1, 2, 4

Foxwarren- Foxwarren

Lead by popular singer/songwriter Andy Shauf, he takes a break from his solo stuff to write a very elegant and emotional album. This has new mac-vibes all over it but he carries the same energy as the classic Shauf records. Play: 3, 6, 8

Mourn- Sopresa Familia [Captured Tracks]

From Catalonia, Spain, post-punk quartet, Mourn, have released their third full-length album, Sopresa Familia. This album is driven by the drums and hard vocals. This album shows a lot of potential and promise for Mourn, as they explore a more creative style in songwriting. FCC: None Play: 2,5,7,10 RIYL: Preoccupations, B Boys, Omni.

Kevin Krauter- Toss Up [Bayonet Records]

Kevin Krauter just released his first full-length album filled with catchy hooks and jangly synths. This album fuzes pop elements with soothing rhythm sections. An accessible yet unique album, Toss Up, is up there in my favorites for 2018. FCC: None Play: 1,3,4,6,7 RIYL: Real Estate, Hoops, Sam Evian

OH SEES (CASTLE FACE) ORC

Popular Garage Rock band (with a recent name change), Oh Sees, just dropped their 19th full length album, Orc. On this record Dwyer and Thee Oh Sees start off garagey, but the B side gets more droney and psychedelic. Overall, a solid record that proves the bands relevancy in todays rock scene. Favorites: 2, 5, […]

DINNER (CAPTURED TRACKS) NEW WORK

Danish producer/singer, Anders Rhedin, just released his fresh third album titled ‘New Work’. In this album you can hear a lot of indie pop influence with reverb filled jangly guitar riffs and catchy melodies. Rhedin had a different mindset going into this project than his past works, he wanted something immediate in order to think […]

ALEX CAMERON (SECRETLY CANADIAN) FORCED WITNESS

The singer/songwriter/character, Alex Cameron, is making waves in the synth pop game. With this album it shows that he is not only a talented artist, but that he has a conceptual intellect that is hard to find in todays music. Cameron has a very firm grip on his style in this album, and shows that […]

MIDNIGHT SISTER (JAGJAGUWAR) SATURN OVER SUNSET

The debut album from Midnight Sister of Jagjaguwar displays a refreshing take on indie/art pop. This record shows a lot of promise for the Los Angeles duo. The percussion on this album is definitely worth noting as well. Favorites: 2, 3, 5, 9.

WALTER TV (SINDERLYN) CARPE DIEM

Walter TV are an indie rock group composed of members that play with Mac Demarco and have just recently released their third record, Carpe Diem. They show a lot of progress on this record with a more refined sound and some neat experimentation production wise, all the while still maintaining the same bouncy Walter TV […]