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Artist: 
Mint Field
Label: 
Innovative Leisure

I picked this album because the album cover is so beautiful and eye catching (no pun intended).

Sounds Like: 
Softer version of My Bloody Valentine
Sounds Like: 
Softer Version of Beach House
Name: 
Javi Perez
Date Reviewed: 
05/01/2018
Artist: 
A Place to Bury Strangers
Label: 
Dead Oceans

A Place to Bury Strangers have been a band for over 10 years and Pinned is the fifth album..

Sounds Like: 
Ringo Deathstarr
Sounds Like: 
Moon Duo
Name: 
Javi Perez
Date Reviewed: 
05/01/2018
Artist: 
GUM
Label: 
Spinning Top Records

Jay Watson, the Tame Impala drummer and man behind GUM, has released his fourth album, The Underdog, with this one definitely being the best one yet. Right off the bat, in "Introduction," you know it has to be someone from Tame Impala making this music. With heavy blending synths and vibrations that hit you in your very core, GUM's new album is sure to get you going in all of the great ways psych rock does. . Overall, its sounds is very 70s Europeans lo-fi punk that I could see in a super old music video of a guy wearing a neon windbreaker.

Sounds Like: 
Tame Impala
Sounds Like: 
Pond
Name: 
Arielle Devorah
Date Reviewed: 
04/25/2018
Artist: 
Mojave Nomad
Label: 
Standby Records

This band sounds a lot like portugal, the man. This album is very fun and upbeat, and by the time it's over, you want to start it over again. The songs are all about love, and they all have fast beats, and the lead singer's voice is a bit high pitch and pleasant to listen to. This album did not impress me much, it did not have much to offer outside of bands I have laready heard and is not super original. However, it was no means bad, and had an upbeat tune that was nice to listen to.

Sounds Like: 
Portugal, The Man
Sounds Like: 
Epsilona
Name: 
Jessica Murray
Date Reviewed: 
04/25/2018
Artist: 
MIEN
Label: 
Rocket Records

If you're into meditation, mind mending, or other things of that nature (will not mention because they are not legal), then this album is super super good for you. It is mesmerizing, and it sounds a lot like psych rock with less rock and a lot more psych. If you want background music for questioning the existence of god, heaven and hell, the meaning of life, and how all of these things coincide, then I would definitely listen to this album. This album is best played very very loudly either in headphones or with speakers and would sound super cool in the booth. 

Sounds Like: 
Dumbo Gets Mad
Sounds Like: 
Tame Impala
Name: 
Jessica Murray
Date Reviewed: 
04/25/2018
Artist: 
The Fratellis
Label: 
Cooking Vinyl

Being the Fratelli's latest release, this album is pretty good. It has a fratelli's sound, somewhat edgy, cabaret-esque sound. The album art is super cool, and the album's sound matches. It is something more polished than their old stuff, definitely sounding less garage-rock-y and sounds like the product of experienced, well-established musicians. The songs range from upbeat, to slow, and are all guitar heavy with fun and interesting lyrics. The songs are very catchy, with deep, slow, heavy beats.

Sounds Like: 
The Libertines
Sounds Like: 
Franz Ferdinand
Name: 
Jessica Murray
Date Reviewed: 
04/25/2018
Artist: 
Rainbow Kitten Surprise
Label: 
Elektra Records

I heard "Hide" at first and didn't know that RKS had released a new album. I was so happy when I clicked the icon and found the entire album. I was even happier after listening to it a few times. In How to: Friend, Love, Freefall, RKS is able to blend poetry with upbeat, urgent rhythms and melodies. Sam Melo, the lead vocalist, showcases his gripping, throaty and raspy voice, particularly in "Fever Pitch," which is one of my favorite tracks of the album.

Sounds Like: 
Cage the Elephant
Sounds Like: 
Peach Pit
Sounds Like: 
Hippo Campus
Name: 
Arielle Devorah
Date Reviewed: 
04/24/2018
Artist: 
Amen Dunes
Label: 
Sacred Bones Records

Freedom

Sounds Like: 
The Smiths
Sounds Like: 
REM
Sounds Like: 
U2
Name: 
Taylor Griffith
Date Reviewed: 
04/24/2018
Artist: 
Amen Dunes
Label: 
Sacred Bones Records

Freedom

Sounds Like: 
The Smiths
Sounds Like: 
REM
Sounds Like: 
U2
Name: 
Taylor Griffith
Date Reviewed: 
04/24/2018

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Artist: 
Sloan
Label: 
Yep Roc Records

Sloan is a pop rock band from Nova Scotia. They have been around since the 90s and this is their twelfth album.

Sounds Like: 
Weezer
Sounds Like: 
Teenage Fanclub
Sounds Like: 
Supergrass
Name: 
Taylor Griffith
Date Reviewed: 
04/24/2018
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