Philosophical lyrics, earworms, and sonic creativity combine on the Chills’ engaging new album Scatterbrain. Thoughts of our eventual end permeate the album.
Ya Tseen’s vision on Indian Yard is expansive and yet feels fully realized. It’s hard to imagine an album covering more ground and still striking such a precise balance of cohesion and variety.
On their debut, The Second Body, New Orleans’ Keen Dreams lean into a 1980s aesthetic while still sounding fresh, vibrant, and forward-thinking.
Jazzie Young’s Blood Ties Help Connect Past to Present With Her Moving Debut EP (interview + premiere)
Indie pop’s Jazzie Young appreciates her fabled father’s musical legacy and his sage career advice, but wants to make a name for herself, and the upcoming release of Grown Up & Grown Apart serves as a proper introduction to a brave new world.
With a decade of experience under her belt, BONZIE’s Reincarnation is a collection of self-assured, low-key pop songs that encompass a wide stylistic range.
Sixty Summers sees Julia Stone “set free” from folk to explore the realm of pop. And she’s shining brighter than ever before and tells us about her new album.
Carsie Blanton’s Love and Rage shows her as an ardent romantic when it comes to affairs of the heart and a fervent advocate for the poor and disenfranchised.
Sir Sly’s The Rise and Fall of Loverboy is an odd album whose musical styles and themes vary wildly from track to track but it ties everything together.
Tune-Yards’ sketchy conceptually asks a lot of its listeners and does it right up front: should the purpose of music be to entertain or to instruct?