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FRIGHTENED RABBIT, VARIOUS ARTISTS – Tiny Changes: A Celebration of Frightened Rabbit’s ‘The Midnight Organ Fight’ Artist Name // Atlantic Records

To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of ‘The Midnight Organ Fight’, Frightened Rabbit asked other artists to record their own versions of songs on the album. If you’re familiar with the band, there are fresh takes on old favorites. The album features artists like Josh Ritter, Daughter and Manchester Orchestra! Be sure to check it […]

ANGIE MCMAHON – Salt // Dualtone

First full LP for Australian singer songwriter Angie Mc Mahon. Let her rich alto voice wash over you. Sometimes mournful, but her more upbeat tracks are great. Label: Dualtone Start w/: 3,4,5 RIYL: Jack River, Alex the Astronaut FCC: Clean

BLEACHED – You Don’t Think You’ve Had Enough // Dead Oceans

Bleached is an LA based trio with sisters Jennifer (lead vocals, guitar, synth) and Jessica Calvin (lead guitar, bass) and Nick Pilot (drums percussion). Jennifer and Jessica were formerly members of Miko Miko. It is a punk rock album with great hooks and every song sounds different. Label: Dead Oceans Start w:/ 4,5 RIYL: Fierce […]

ALEX MCARTOR – Spoken Word

17 year old Alex McArtor’s has a powerful voice and writes lyrics with intensity of someone way beyond her years. Spoken Word is an EP has a classic indie pop meets soul. A must play!!! Label: Self-released Start w/: all RIYL: Lana Del Rey, Adele FCC: Clean

JORY VINIKOUR & CHICAGO PHILHARMONIC – 20th Century Harpsichord Concertos // Cedille

Excellent works, ranging from a bit more traditional but modern, to frankly wild. Label: Cedille Start w/: 2, 4,5,6, 8, 12 FCC: Clean

MEOW MEOW AND THOMAS LAUDERDALE – Hotel Amour // Heinz Records

If you’ve heard classic jazz/full band pieces from the 20th century, you will find this album quite reminiscent of the era. Every violin, cello, horn, drum, etc. at the very least sounds like it was played by a human, an impressive feat in this age of virtual instrumentation. A large portion of the album’s vocals […]

TACOCAT – This Mess Is A Place // Sub Pop Records

Female-Fronted Indie Rock/Power Pop band with crisp guitar sound. Well-written lyrics that are both snarky and poignant. Great use of distortion throughout with catchy rhythms that will have you tapping your feet the whole way through. LabeL: Sub Pop Start w/: 1,2,6,8,9,10 RIYL: Cherry Glazerr, Waxahatchee, Speedy Ortiz, Hinds FCC: 3

THE KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS – Live at the Ramblin’ Man Fair // Alligator Records

The Tennessee Headhunters open up this live album with a bang, heavy guitar and strong vocals. Country twang and tight harmonies bring a softer side to the album as it progresses. Classic rock and country element blend together leaving fans of both happy. Legendary pianist Johnnie Johnson joins the band for the last 3 tracks, […]

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD – Fishing for Fishies // Flightless

Aussie rockstars King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard tap into their love of “boogie” to produce a unique album fusing elements of blues and country with psychedelic pop and prog rock. The group lean into the lighter side of their sound, eschewing the punk intensity of some of their better-known material, but without sacrificing any […]

THE VOIDZ – The Eternal Tao [Single] // RCA

The Voidz team up with Mac DeMarco, who produced their newest single, “The Eternal Tao”! The Voidz are known for smashing genres together mixing alternative, rock, electronic and experimental sounds to create their own underground visionary environments. With Julian Casablancas sturdy at the helm, this band of madcaps features the talents of guitarists Amir Yaghmai […]

BIG THIEF – U.F.O.F. // 4AD

Third Album from Brooklyn folk rock artists proving to be emotionally raw, powerfully vulnerable and full of realness that will make us question truth and find the light in the darkest of moments. Lyrics that create a fragile and direct line between the inner self and the outer world. Beautiful vocals, melodic acoustics and swirling […]

REBECKA SOFIA AHVENNIEMI – TACIT-CITAT-ION // RAVELLO

Finnish composer explores “moods and modes”, operatic with surround sound/electronics, percussion and strings. Label: Ravello Start with: 3,4,5,7,8 RIYL: Meredith Monk, Joan La Barbara FCC: clean

GUIDED BY VOICES – Zeppelin Over China // GBV

Massive 32-song release from the prolific Robert Pollard & Company. Despite the long run time, this album does not drag on, instead firing off quick indie gems in rapid succession. Polished sound throughout that features a diverse mix of high energy and laid back tracks. Riff-centric sound with plenty of great hooks to keep you […]

SATELLITE PILOT – Lovely Day // True Sight

Somewhat Avant-Garde Psychedelic Pop with a strong 60’s psychedelia influence. Dreamy vocals that sometimes drift behind an impressive variety of instrumentation. Interesting pop music that challenges conventional pop norms at times. Label: True Sight Records Start with: 2,3,5,6 RIYL: Ariel Pink, Panda Bear, of Montreal, Animal Collective FCC: 9  

LAST DINOSAURS – Yumeno Garden // Dew Process

Upbeat and dreamy Indie Pop. Great alternating use of distortion and jangly guitar sound. Very light throughout with a happy and upbeat mood during the first half that settles into a more somber and introspective tone on the back half. Solid instrumental sound throughout featuring great depth. Label: Dew Process Start with: 1,2,3,4,7 RIYL: of […]

VAMPIRE WEEKEND – Father of the Bride // Spring Snow

Good things come to those who wait, but for Vampire Weekend fans, six years of waiting has felt like an eternity. The New York City icons are finally following up 2013’s Modern Vampires of the City, with an ample 18 track LP, titled Father of the Bride. Whether inspired by the Steve Martin comedy or […]

KEVIN ABSTRACT – ARIZONA BABY // Question Everything Inc. **CLEAN EDITS ATTACHED**

Kevin Abstract of BROCKHAMPTON has released third full studio album, ARIZONA BABY- produced by Jack Antonoff and fellow BROCKHAMPTON member Romil Hemnani. ARIZONA BABY, which he has said he made “out of survival,” is a loose document of an artist who has weathered life’s bruises and is ready to reckon with his religious past. The […]

BECK- Saw Lightning [Single] // Capitol

After a 30 year career, including 13 studio albums and 7 Grammy wins, Beck seems to be embracing collaboration more than ever. In 2019 alone, the 48-year-old has worked with Robyn, The Lonely Island, Jenny Lewis, and Cage the Elephant. With his 14th album on the horizon, Beck has returned with a new single, “Saw […]

CIRCA WAVES – What’s It Like Over There? // PIAS

Much like the ocean tides that their name suggests, Circa Waves are going with the flow. Shifting away from their usual guitar-centric sound, the band chose to embrace elements of pop, in turn, escaping the trap of monotony that an indie rock band might find themselves in by their third album. After re-discovering an old […]

ARMS AKIMBO – Seven Dollar Paycheck

On Arms Akimbo’s new EP Seven Dollar Paycheck, the band taps into the post-emo garage rock, a genre at its apex when the members met at Loyola Marymount University. Having opened for bands like Walk the Moon, The Animals, and Said the Whale, much of the record focuses on the duality of being a touring […]

CHELOU – Out of Sight // Concrete Dog

A fantastic album overall! A great mix of rock and psychedelic music. It also has almost a lo-fi feel to it. His music sounds a little similar to Bon Iver. Chelou creates a unique sound, and Out of Sight is an album worth listening to. Label: Concrete Dog Records Start with: 5,9, 12 RIYL: Bon […]

AMERICAN FOOTBALL – American Football LP3 // Polyvinyl

This alt/math rock LP has complex instrumentals with nice lyrics. It features vocals that emit strong 90s alternative vibes. He uses simple but not tired harmonies, allowing the instrumentals to take the spotlight. It’s warm, smooth, bright and progressive. Enjoyable listen! Label: Polyvinyl Records Start with: 3,4 RIYL: The Mountain Goats, Clever Girl, This Town […]

LUKE SITAL-SINGH – A Golden State // Raygun

Luke Sital-Singh’s third album, “A Golden State” features whimsical tracks, riddled with melancholy and joy. His first release since relocating from the UK to California, the album sounds like sunshine, with tones of underlying sadness. The first track, “Lover” is a great start to the album, and worth a spin. Label: Raygun Records Start with: […]

JACKIE MENDOZA – LuvHz // Luminelle

The 26-year old makes her debut to the music scene with LuvHz, a Latin-infused electronic indie-pop album. She combines ukulele strums with psychedelic sounds to carve her own place in the bedroom pop genre. Growing up in Chula Vista, California but now Brooklyn-based, her heartfelt lyrics shift from English to Spanish effortlessly. In Jake Mendoza’s […]

CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN – The Balance // Capitol Records

Considering he was named after Van Morison, it’s no surprise that Van McCann grew up to be the frontman of one of the biggest rock acts in the UK. Catfish and The Bottlemen have released 2 full-length albums and have played Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, Gov. Ball, and Bonnaroo. The band’s newest album, The Balance, was created […]