Into the Blue has enough throwback rock magic to ensnare old-school alternative lovers and couples it with just the right amount of synth wonder to feel explorative. It’s an album you can just enjoy and rock out to and allows you to appreciate The Joy Formidable’s creative vision.
A welcome and raucous treat, Little Heat from Bruvvy is made to be played with the volume cranked to 11. It serves as a reminder that we simply don’t get enough wall-rattling, neighbor-waking rock albums anymore.
With Title Card, Leisure Sport has put together a collection of pop-influenced indie rockers that are made to play loud on days in the sun. It’s a record full of good old-fashioned angst buoyed by just the right amount of bright guitar hooks and snappy drum beats to make it a fun summer listen.
Alex McArtor’s Welcome to the Wasteland EP is full of grand orchestral visions and enthralling lyrical hooks—combined with a nuanced complexity that makes it feel fresh on each listen. It’s an album rich in vocal power and genre-bending sound.
With “In Standard Definition,” Art d’Ecco questions modern pop culture through catchy, throwback, glam rock jams. Many of the tracks are simply infectious: loaded with guitar fuzz, creative exploitation of synth, and downright dance-worthy beats.
With Grecian Urn, L.A. post-punk rock band Adult Books gives us a record that’s brooding yet unoppressive in its angst.