bedroom pop

Artist: 
Florist
Label: 
Double Double Whammy

Florist just released their second album, If Blue Could be Happiness.

Sounds Like: 
Emily Yacina
Sounds Like: 
The Moldy Peaches
Name: 
Javi Perez
Date Reviewed: 
09/27/2017
Artist: 
Drive Me Home Please
Label: 
Self-Released

"Infinite Tsukuyomi" by Drive Me Home Please is a lo-fi, bedroom pop, sad sappy album great for anyone who wants to marinate in their own self loating. With lyrics such as, "I hate the fact that I can't eat breakfast right now because I feel like throwing up not for any reason in particular... But I'll force it down anyway," you have to be in the right frame of mind to appreciate this album. I hesistate to say that anyone could enjoy this album, just because it's so miserable.

Sounds Like: 
Bedbug
Name: 
Brooke Blizzard
Date Reviewed: 
02/25/2017
Artist: 
Michelle Blades
Label: 
Midnight Special Records

Michelle Blades is nothing that you can label. She is a Mexican-American that resides in Paris, France making music out of any sounds that comes her way. The first track, "How Black the Night o'er the Hills of Machynlleth" is all eerie strings but at one point there is chickens clucking? At least that is what is sounds like. The second track is in between a song and a spoken word poem, layered with an basic strumming pattern. Her voice is raw and light, singing about loneliness and love.

Sounds Like: 
Asher Deaver
Sounds Like: 
Courtney Marie Andrews
Name: 
Javi Perez
Date Reviewed: 
11/30/2016
Artist: 
The Shacks
Label: 
Big Crown Records

The Shacks EP is a sweet collection of your typical bedroom pop songs. That isn't to say it isn't any good. It's just to say that there's nothing particularly interesting or special about the album. That being said, if there's anything interesting about the album, it'd be Shannon Wise's voice. It's that kind of sickingly-sweet whisper singing that some people really enjoy and others cannot stand. As I am of the latter group, I will try to put my own feelings about her voice aside.

Sounds Like: 
Max Shrager
Sounds Like: 
Mazzy Star
Name: 
Brooke Blizzard
Date Reviewed: 
11/20/2016
Artist: 
Jay Som
Label: 
Polyvinyl

Turn Into, Jay Som's first full length album, is an immersive, multi-layered work that immerses the listener into a dreamy world. Each track flows into the next, allowing you to melt into the music. Each component of every track works together to create a cohesive sound. While the album has a great flow and cohesive sound, many of the tracks do maintain a sense of individuality. "Next To Me," has much more of a rock sound, with guitar and drum being heavily featured, while, "Drown," is noisy and distorted, giving the track a shoegaze-like feel. 

Sounds Like: 
Japanese Breakfast
Sounds Like: 
Acid Ghost
Name: 
Brooke Blizzard
Date Reviewed: 
11/20/2016
Artist: 
Ricky Eat Acid
Label: 
Terrible Records

Ricky Eat Acid is the solo electronic project of Sam Ray, also of Teen Suicide. His older albums were all variations on lo-fi bedroom electronics, leaning more poppy on Haunt u forever or more ambient like on Three Love Songs. The roughness of recording was a huge part of the charm, and his albums created a hazy atmosphere for you to zone out to.

Sounds Like: 
Blithe Field
Sounds Like: 
Teen Suicide
Sounds Like: 
Gold Panda
Sounds Like: 
Flying Lotus
Sounds Like: 
Four Tet
Name: 
Andrew Boring
Date Reviewed: 
10/26/2016
Artist: 
Bedbug
Label: 
Z Tapes

My first impression of, "if i got smaller, grew wings, and flew away for good," was that all of their track names end with "<3." Usually, that's the kind of twee type of thing I don't enjoy. Truly, much of the album's tone can be classified as twee.

Sounds Like: 
Whatever, Dad
Sounds Like: 
Julia Brown
Name: 
Brooke Blizzard
Date Reviewed: 
10/12/2016
Artist: 
Infinity Crush
Label: 
Joy Void

Warmth Equation is the first LP by Maryland based bedroom pop duo Infinity Crush. The album starts off with a fairly folkish track that tugs at the heartstrings and reminds the listener how fragile and short life is.

Sounds Like: 
Julia Brown
Sounds Like: 
Starry Cat
Name: 
Jack Maloney
Date Reviewed: 
10/05/2016
Artist: 
Teen Suicide
Label: 
Run For Covers Records

To refer to a bedroom pop artist as a powerhouse seems oxymoronic. However, that is exactly what Teen Suicide’s Sam Ray is. 
The Maryland native is responsible, or at least somewhat involved in, some of the best acts of the newly-founded genre (Ricky
Eat Acid, Julia Brown, etc). The opening track to Teen Suicide’s newest release,
It’s the Big Joyous Celebration, Let’s Stir the

Sounds Like: 
Pill Friends
Sounds Like: 
Elvis Depressedly
Sounds Like: 
salvia palth
Name: 
Emily Beiser
Date Reviewed: 
04/24/2016
Artist: 
Frankie Cosmos
Label: 
Bayonet

             Frankie Cosmos is a NY-based songwriter/singer whose new LP Next Thing is one of the best records of the year (in my opinion, obviously). Her songs are always short, but that's not a flaw; her songwriting conveys volumes in a short time, the way that the best poetry condenses big ideas into short prose that you can read while you wait for your bus.

Sounds Like: 
Eskimeaux
Sounds Like: 
Beat Happening
Sounds Like: 
Porches
Name: 
Andrew Boring
Date Reviewed: 
04/14/2016