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Artist: 
Everything is Recorded
Label: 
XL Records

Occasionally I will get into a mood where nothing and everything sounds good to listen to. If you are feeling like that and you want to listen to a little bit of everything, this album is for you.

Sounds Like: 
Kanye West
Sounds Like: 
Chance The Rapper
Name: 
Aubrie Buechting
Date Reviewed: 
03/23/2018
Artist: 
Flowertruck
Label: 
Flowertruck

Flowertruck is a post-punk from Sydney Australia. The best way I can describe their sound would be to compare it to the warm sunlight of late March, but Australian and dancy post-punk. If that intriques you, then you will love their new album, Mostly Sunny. Throughout the album, lead vocals are supported by atmospheric synth leads and punchy bass lines. Lyrically, Mostly Sunny is whimsical and mesmerizing.

Sounds Like: 
Omni
Sounds Like: 
Shopping
Sounds Like: 
Real Estate
Name: 
Michael Jepson
Date Reviewed: 
03/22/2018
Artist: 
Naked Giants
Label: 
New West

Naked Giants is a garage rock band from Seattle Washington with tons of personality. Their album, Sluff, is a fast-paced, roller coaster ride into the garages of America. Naked Giants delivers on this album with gritty production, energetic performances all around, and songs that will make you want to mosh and bob your head. Their sounds remind me a lot of the rawness found in Nirvanas Bleach as well as Car Seat Headrest. The pedal to the metal sound is broken up with sound like Slow Dance II, which delivers a dynamic yet punchy track.

Sounds Like: 
Nirvana (Bleach)
Sounds Like: 
Car Seat Headrest
Sounds Like: 
The Buttertones
Sounds Like: 
The Doors
Name: 
Michael Jepson
Date Reviewed: 
03/22/2018
Artist: 
Screaming Females
Label: 
Don Giovanni

Screaming Females fall under the gnere I would call punk. Only one member of the band is an actual female, and she is the 'screaming' lead vocalist. The album is pretty good, but some of the songs were not my piece of cake. The lead singer, Marissa Paternoster, has raw vocals like Stevie Nicks, but with an American accent of course. THe guitarist was also super talented. I really love guitar in general, and this woman (Marissa again!) has some sick riffs and solos.

Sounds Like: 
The Coathangers
Sounds Like: 
A music festival out in the wilderness
Sounds Like: 
White Lung
Name: 
Grace Penry
Date Reviewed: 
03/21/2018
Artist: 
Rhye
Label: 
Loma Vista Recording & Concord Music Group Inc.

This 2018 Album contains the same instrumental glory of past albums by Rhye, combining a dominant piano, analog synths, natural percussion, with strong but soft vocals. However this time they bring their music to the listener with a much stronger sense of the Psychedelic. First coming to bloom in the Public eye in 2013 under the album “Woman” Rhye now comes out with an equally sexy sounding, slow and forlorn album.

Sounds Like: 
James Blake
Sounds Like: 
How to Dress Well
Name: 
Ellery Page
Date Reviewed: 
03/21/2018
Artist: 
Shopping
Label: 
FatCat Records

Shopping is an Elglish post-punk trio that formed in the year 2012 and have since been releasing tracks that are exhilrating and to some, present some sort of political dogma. I can see where this may stem from after taking a listen to their newest album. "The Official Body" Is Shopping's third album consists of tracks that heavily state the band's political identity. The tracks on this album are catchy, dancey, and have some pretty hypnotizing beats.

Sounds Like: 
Slowcoahes
Sounds Like: 
Telegram
Name: 
Nayla Acosta
Date Reviewed: 
03/21/2018
Artist: 
Lucy Dacus
Label: 
Matador

Lucy Dacus and her second studio album titled Historian is one of the first excellent indie rock album of 2018. Lucy started her music career in the big city of Richmond Virginia. Lucy was attending VCU when she decided that she wasn’t really cut out for this whole college thing. Dacus left VCU and began touring/ performing small gigs around the eastern seaboard in 2015. Just a year later, Lucy came out with her first album titled No Burden which put her on the map.

Sounds Like: 
Mothers
Sounds Like: 
Julien Baker
Name: 
Mike Chase
Date Reviewed: 
03/21/2018
Artist: 
Hemmit
Label: 
Self-Released

With the musical sensibilities of bands like Surfer Blood but the lyrics and vocals of They Might Be Giants, Hemmit proves themselves to be an energetic duo who make decent enough indie rock. While listening to One Ultra, I got the vibe that they either don't care what people think or are just doing what they're doing for the fun of it.

Sounds Like: 
They Might Be Giants
Sounds Like: 
Surfer Blood
Name: 
Katie Fapp
Date Reviewed: 
03/21/2018
Artist: 
Quiet Hounds
Label: 
Self-Released

I'm not sure what I was expecting when I picked up this album to review, but I was pleasantly surprised upon listening. Characteristics of Living Things is a solid indie folk album with some beautifully arranged songs that any fan of the Lumineers would appreciate. Quiet Hounds have succeeded in making an indie folk album that doesn't sound too entirely depressing or wintry - as a matter of fact, Characteristics of Living Things has several songs that make you want to dance and welcome spring and summer with wide open arms.

Sounds Like: 
The Lumineers
Sounds Like: 
Fleet Foxes
Sounds Like: 
Walk the Moon
Name: 
Katie Fapp
Date Reviewed: 
03/21/2018
Artist: 
Auri
Label: 
Nuclear Blast

Have you ever decided you wanted to listen to that really empowering song in the middle of one of those midevil fantasy movies after the movie ended? Have you ever wanted To listen to that ominous song that plays in those movies when the villain is introduced? Well, Auri does a great job capturing both of those Feelings in two different songs, truly they are the midevil fantasy band.

Sounds Like: 
Myrkyr
Sounds Like: 
Lorde
Name: 
Matthew Owen
Date Reviewed: 
03/20/2018
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