And just like that, May is next week. Time has seemed both to drag on forever and to pass by in a rush during this quarantine, but one thing is for sure… in the words of Fiona Apple (one of our lovely adds this week), “I’ve been in here* too long.” Check out Fetch the Bolt Cutters and the rest of this week’s charts and adds below.
Top 5 Charts:
1.) Soccer Mommy – color theory
Soccer Mommy’s sophomore album somehow manages to be both brighter and darker than her debut, Clean. color theory is an exploration in growth, encapsulating the young artist’s rise to indie fame and the struggles that have arisen as a result.
2.) Kevin Krauter – Full Hand
On his sophomore album, Full Hand, Indiana musician Kevin Krauter tackles complicated emotional states and ideas through elliptical songwriting that is at once poetic and truthful. It’s an album that is a holistic look at a human life in progress–personal flaws mean everything until they suddenly don’t.
3.) Real Estate – The Main Thing
Coming three years after their last project, Real Estate dives even further into their hook laden indie rock on The Main Thing. The New Jersey band’s bright guitar lines are set against emotionally nuanced lyrics and complex arrangements.
4.) Down Time – Hurts Being Alive
Listening to Down Time is like dropping in on a friend—someone who’s there to listen or challenge or provide a new perspective. Down Time brings excitement to familiarity. It’s a conversation between three friends that invites the listener to be part of the family.
5.) Car Seat Headrest – “Can’t Cool Me Down” [Single]
In 2020, Car Seat Headrest is reinventing itself. This first single release from their upcoming album Making a Door Less Open (their first release in four years) marks a shift from their well-established sound within the realm of gritty rock to their new experimentation in electronic music.
Top 30 Charts
|1||Soccer Mommy||Color Theory||Loma Vista/Concord|
|2||Kevin Krauter||Full Hand||Bayonet|
|3||Real Estate||The Main Thing||Domino|
|4||Down Time||Hurts Being Alive||Mutually Detrimental|
|5||Car Seat Headrest||“Can’t Cool Me Down” [Single]||Matador|
|7||Spendtime Palace||Room With A View [EP]||Park the Van|
|8||Boy Romeo||Pure Soul||Self-released|
|9||Christine and the Queens||La Vita Nuova [EP]||Because/Capitol|
|10||Loose Buttons||Something Better||Moon Crawl|
|11||Franc Moody||Dream In Colour||Juicebox|
|12||Sour Widows||Sour Widows||Self-released|
|15||U.S. Girls||Heavy Light||4AD/Beggars Group|
|16||Swim Mountain||If [EP]||Monday|
|17||Chiiild||Synthetic Soul [EP]||Avant Garden/Island|
|18||Peach Pit||You and Your Friends||Columbia|
|19||Overcoats||The Fight||Loma Vista|
|21||Music Band||Celebration||Dine Alone|
|22||Thundercat||It Is What It Is||Brainfeeder|
|23||Sea Wolf||Through a Dark Wood||Dangerbird|
|24||King Krule||Man Alive!||True Panther/Matador|
|26||Yves Tumor||Heaven to a Tortured Mind||Warp|
|27||The Seshen||Cyan||Tru Thoughts|
|29||Anna Burch||If You’re Dreaming||Polyvinyl|
Top 3 Adds:
1.) Fiona Apple – Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Recommended if you like: Regina Spektor, Feist, Sharon Van Etten
2.) Skylar Gudasz – Cinema
Recommended if you like: Laura Marling, Molly Sarlé, Daughter of Swords
3.) Stay Inside – Viewings
Recommended if you like: La Dispute, Citizen, Basement, You Blew It!
Top 10 Adds
|1||Fiona Apple||Fetch The Bolt Cutters||Epic|
|2||Skylar Gudasz||Cinema||Suah Sounds|
|3||Stay Inside||Viewings||No Sleep|
|4||Elvis Depressedly||Depressedelica||Run For Cover|
|5||Once and Future Band||Deleted Scenes||Castle Face|
|6||Laura Marling||Song For Our Daughter||Chrysalis/Partisan|
|8||Bad Idea||I Just Want To Go Home [EP]||Self-released|
|9||Lila Blue||Leave Me Be||Self-released|
|10||The Pack a.d.||It Was Fun While It Lasted||Self-released|