Author Archives: Tate

Woods – “Love Is Love”

standard woods; indie rock with psych pop influences RIYL: Foxygen, Kevin Morby, Kurt Vile, John Andrews Play: 1, 2, 6 | FCC: clean

Sallie Ford – “Soul Sick”

jazzy blues-rock with doo-wop elements RIYL: Margaret Glaspy, Shannon & The Clams, Valerie June, Hurray For The Riff Raff Play: 2, 5, 1, 7 | FCC: 4

Hurray For The Riff Raff – The Navigator

way more rock heavy than Hurray For The Riff Raff’s usual intimate folk songs. a politically charged album full of commentary on immigration RIYL: Shovels & Rope, Valerie June, Shakey Graves FCC: 2, 5, 6, 11 | Play: 3, 8

Jay Som – Everybody Works

dreamy, lo-fi, psych-pop with tender vocals RIYL: Mitski, Japanese Breakfast, Vagabon, Alvvays, Frankie Cosmos Play: 6, 2, 9 | FCC: Clean

Brandon Can’t Dance – Graveyard of Good Times

lo-fi, pop-rock RIYL: Mitski, Alex G, Man Man, Carseat Headrest, Ariel Pink Play: 1-5, 15 | FCC: 6-14

Everyone Is Dirty – Dying Is Fun

dreamy psychedelic melodies mixed with charged, catchy punk RIYL: Speedy Ortiz, Bully, Tacocat, Melody’s Echo Chamber Play: 1, 2, 3, 5, 8 FCC: 6, 9, 10

The Prettiots – Funs Cool

cute, quirky, and clever indie pop. interesting mix of playful ukelele and electric guitar/bass RIYL: Girlpool, Diet Cig, And The Kids Play: 2, 3, 5, 7, 9 FCC: 1, 6

Blowing On The Devil’s Strumpet – The Love Junkies

garage punk/grunge/indie with fast, fuzzy guitar thrashing and playful melodies that make it accessible… tunez for your next basement banger RIYL: FIDLAR, The Babies, Ty Segall, Alex G, Shannon & The Clams FCC: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 PLAY: 8, 9, 10

Mercy Mountain – Moses Gunn Collective

fun/sparkly/dreamy, uplifting psych-pop filled with distorted guitar jams, synth, and catchy, falsetto choruses RIYL: Hockey Dads, Tame Impala, The Flaming Lips, Real Estate, UMO Play: 2, 3, 5, 8, 9 FCC: 10

Untitled (Five Tears) – Babes

breezy, California, indie surf pop; pretty female vocals RIYL: Jack and Eliza, Surfer Blood, Tennis Play: 1, 2, 8 FCC: 7

Double Down – Darwin Deez

bright pop mixed with lo-fi indie feels… soundtrack to your casual sunshine-drenched dance party RIYL: Beck, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend Play: 1, 2, 4, 5, 10 FCC: 3, 8

Moon Taxi – Daybreaker

feel-good alt.-rock full of soulful, jammy sounds sprinkled with soft, beachy breezes RIYL: Umphrey’s McGee, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Disco Biscuits FCC: clean Play: 1, 2, 4, 6