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Artist: 
Car Seat Headrest
Label: 
Matador Records

This album is a remastered version of Will Toledo's 2011 album. It tells a story of what it is like to be young, in college, grappling with love, drugs, self-identity, and a confusing sexuality. The album talks about being gay in terms that are very frank, that focus on the human awkwardness and emotions that come with any love situation, particularly the kind Toledo describes in the album. The album's lyrics are very raw and passionate, but their original lo-fi sound has been remastered using the experience, resources, and talant that Will Toledo has on his hands today, in 2018.

Sounds Like: 
Frankie Cosmos
Sounds Like: 
Cloud Nothings
Name: 
Jessica Murray
Date Reviewed: 
02/28/2018
Artist: 
Chemtrails
Label: 
self produced

    This album has a strong sense of garage punk rebellion. This London Ladies rocking out the house with boots and neo-spiritual witch tendencies. Partners in crime both in music and life.

Sounds Like: 
Rip it Off
Sounds Like: 
All I Wanna Do
Name: 
Ellery Page
Date Reviewed: 
02/28/2018
Artist: 
Chemtrails
Label: 
self produced

    This album has a strong sense of garage punk rebellion. This London Ladies rocking out the house with boots and neo-spiritual witch tendencies. Partners in crime both in music and life.

Sounds Like: 
Rip it Off
Sounds Like: 
All I Wanna Do
Name: 
Ellery Page
Date Reviewed: 
02/28/2018
Artist: 
Strange Names
Label: 
Frenchkiss Records

So, as track one says, this album is from the perspective of aliens collecting, data, hence the title, that said, the album pulls qualities from surf and 80's J-Pop to create a darn good album.

The album is mildly experimental in some of the racks and fails to perform on one or two songs that sound more like overloaded gifs than a genuine attempt at music, but even that goes away and hits a hummer with the right mindset.

Sounds Like: 
Turnover
Sounds Like: 
Kobayashi Izumi
Name: 
Matthew Owen
Date Reviewed: 
02/28/2018
Artist: 
Hurry
Label: 
Lame-O Records

The band Hurry has just come out with their 4th studio album which is titled Every Little Thought. This band of three pride themselves on being a part of the indie pop movement. Don’t let the word “pop” fool you though, they are still your classic indie band, but they do have a little pop undertone that I think flows perfectly though out this unique album. Without further to do, let’s discuss this albums strengths and weaknesses.

 

Sounds Like: 
Guided By Voices
Sounds Like: 
Yo La Tengo
Name: 
Mike Chase
Date Reviewed: 
02/28/2018
Artist: 
DashBoard Confessionals
Label: 
Fueled by Ramen

The New DashBoard Confessionals are more "Screaming infedilities" than "Vindicated" or "Stolen," but thats okay! because they polished theryre lyricist untill he bled and now the vocals are Katy Perry Level. They Still can't Complete with All American Rejects in terms of general quality, but they have some great gyms in their new setup. The best way to describe the Dashboard cofessionals new sound, is self made male katy perry.

Sounds Like: 
Katy Perry
Sounds Like: 
Boys like Girls
Name: 
Matthew Owen
Date Reviewed: 
02/28/2018
Artist: 
Soccer Mommy
Label: 
Fat Possum

Soccer Mommy aka Sophie Allison, first album  “Clean” is an INCREDIBLE collection of songs that can resonate with anyone.

Sounds Like: 
Emily Yacina
Sounds Like: 
Hazel English
Name: 
Javi Perez
Date Reviewed: 
02/28/2018
Artist: 
American Pleasure Club
Label: 
Run For Cover Records

Teen Suicide may be under a new name, American Pleasure Club, but the band has reached a new high in my opinion. American Pleasure Club's "A Whole Fucking Lifetime of This" is a well put together album that still has such a variety of genres. I cannot emphasize how much I love this album! The album starts off with the acoustic, lo-fi song "florida (voicemail)". The song is delicate and true as you hear Sam Ray's quiet vocals over the guitar.

Sounds Like: 
Elvis Depressedly - Similar lo-fi and acoustic instrumentals
Sounds Like: 
Hovvdy - Acoustic and lo-fi again. Similar vocal style to Sam Ray
Name: 
Alli Gilbreath
Date Reviewed: 
02/27/2018
Artist: 
Vundabar
Label: 
Gawk Records

Vundabar's third album definitely did not disapoint me. I had not listened to this band before picking up this CD, despite having heard their name quite a few times. When I heard that the band sounded similar to Hockey Dad, which is a personal favorite, I decided to give it a spin and I added the songs "Acetone" and "Tonight I'm Wearing Silk" to my personal playlists the second or third time listening to them. The album has a definite garage rock tone, with a little bit of harder guitar and is overall chock full of bangers. 

Sounds Like: 
Hockey Dad
Sounds Like: 
LVL UP
Name: 
Chloe Hislop
Date Reviewed: 
02/26/2018
Artist: 
Forest Blakk
Label: 
doOzy Records

With his debut single "Love Me", Forest Blakk begins to establish himself in the new folk genre. Blakk's new song "Love Me" is about the conflict of staying in or out of love with someone. The lyrics in this song are very well written and not extremely cliche. Forest Blakk's voice and lyrical style are similar to Ed Sheeran and The Head And The Heart; this is the biggest compliment I can give because both of these artists are amazing.

Sounds Like: 
Ed Sheeran
Sounds Like: 
Damien Rice
Name: 
Jaclyn Kelly
Date Reviewed: 
02/25/2018
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