Too young to remember early-'90s indie rock, this young musician sounds like she was there all along.
Nineteen-year-old singer-songwriter Kirsten Izer is the kind of young indie musician that Gen-Xers wish there were more of these days. The New Jersey native plays the kind of loud, distorted indie pop that was commonplace 20 years ago, where fuzzed-out guitars mesh impeccably with effervescent melodies.
A great example is the ebullient "Wave" from Izer's new EP What if This is It?, which starts off innocuously enough, but quickly bursts into a wonderful chorus that you can't get out of your head. With a good pop sensibility, great wit, yet still charmingly rough around the edges, it's a very appealing combination.
What if This is It? will be released 25 September.