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.) Peach Pit – You and Your Friends
Peach Pit get emotional throughout the album with a sad-pop spin over bubblegum-surf rock melodies. Every song acts as an individual story with an individual world. Whether they’re detailing heartbreak, social distancing, or companionship, Peach Pit remain meticulous and descriptive.
4.) Yves Tumor – Heaven to a Tortured Mind
Few projects at the forefront of contemporary art truly push visceral sonic boundaries in the way that Yves Tumor does on Heaven To A Tortured Mind. Yves has steered the project into a whole new realm; piercing through contradiction, redefining expression through song, and catapulting the project into the next phase of illusion and evolution.
5.) Anna Burch – If You’re Dreaming
With recurring themes of isolation, weariness and longing, Anna Burch’s songs deliver an emotional arc with a delicate but uncompromising execution. Burch’s intrinsically catchy songwriting dials down the urgency of her debut a notch, taking a turn towards airy, jazz-voiced chords, floating reverb and an expansion of the sonic palate with unexpected instrumentation.
Top 30 Charts
You and Your Friends
Heaven to a Tortured Mind
If You’re Dreaming
The Main Thing
Dream in Colour
Hurts Being Alive
Car Seat Headrest
Making a Door Less Open
Something Softly Caught Me
Sniffling Indie Kids
Classical Notions of Happiness
Through a Dark Wood
It Is What It Is
Secretly Canadian/Secretly Group
You Know I’m Not Going Anywhere
woman, here [EP]
Never B Alone/Create
Top 3 Adds:
1.) Car Seat Headrest – Making a Door Less Open
Recommended if you like: (Sandy) Alex G, Remo Drive, Parquet Courts
2.) Emily Rockarts – Little Flowers
Recommended if you like: Feist, Andy Shauf, Bahamas, Alvvays, Laura Veirs
3.) Diet Cig – Do You Wonder About Me?
Recommended if you like: Waxahatchee, Adult Mom, Soccer Mommy, Chastity Belt