On Junior Boys’ Waiting Game, the sounds are slowed down significantly, and we’re pulled into a far tighter space than in the past, reflecting our melancholy.
King Hannah’s new album shows the duo honing their sound and posture, building on the more Dionysian and possibly less self-conscious stylings of their 2020 EP.
Boy Harsher chose to fill dark times by creating a film and soundtrack. The Runner, a sharp 30-minute horror, unfurls tantalizingly ambiguous events at a stately place.
If there's a narrative arc to the Tomorrows trilogy, the upcoming final volume may not offer more than a cautious hope. Yet, such precariousness produces Son Lux's most probing, gorgeous music.
On Hata Payı, Jakuzi tackles inward shadows: heartbreak, depression, nihilism. It's bleak. It's indulgent. It's good, solid, crowd-pleasing misery, and who doesn't want a hit of that from time to time?
On his new release Dépaysé, Sinkane puts the justified outrage over the US Muslim travel ban and systemic discrimination in general to music.
On Side Effects, Austin's White Denim continue to mine an odd combination of retro styles to create a record that is wildly and refreshingly unpredictable.
On Young Romance, Roosevelt's '80s-indebted yet EDM-inflected confections aren't as anthemic as he wants them to be, but they're almost uniformly infectious.
Better considered as an 11-track experience than a conventional album, Gold Panda’s Good Luck and Do Your Best is a work of admirable consistency and tonal clarity.