On the companion piece to last year’s Ignorance, the Weather Station creates a piano-based record just as existentially anxious but anchored by quietude.
On Time to Melt, Sam Evian swaddles the malaise of 2020 in a blur of groove-indie experimentation, cementing himself as one of indie’s foremost songwriters.
Plucking chords with steel-tipped determination, Buffalo Nichols brandishes his songs with the worn sentimentality that has had many scarred souls in lonely bars crying into their beers.
Sky Blue is raw and deceptively simple thereby creating the space for Townes Van Zandt to remind listeners of his musical prowess and emotional sagacity.
Kadhja Bonet carefully chooses how much of her the world can know. In doing so, she remains weightless, an artist ephemeral, even as her genre-resistant music makes a serious sonic impact.