Album Reviews

What’s Alvvays Always Going On About?

What’s Alvvays Always Going On About?

What’s this? Oh, just another record about longing after love, and the pain of heartache from the vantage point of a twenty-something-year-old with a lot of feelings. After the single “Archie, Marry Me” made the rounds earlier this year, I was curious to hear more from the Toronto-based band Alvvays, and I accordingly awaited their […]

Eyes Half Shut: Melted Toys’ Debut LP

Eyes Half Shut: Melted Toys’ Debut LP

Floating right beneath the surface, just skimming conscious thought lies Melted Toys’ self-titled debut LP. Released earlier this summer via Underwater Peoples, Melted Toys is a record composed of submerged moods never fully articulated and that, perhaps, can’t be translated in meaning through decipherable lyrics or a clean, crisp sound, but that nevertheless speaks volumes […]

Boy Band For Adults: Miniature Tigers’ Cruel Runnings

Boy Band For Adults: Miniature Tigers’ Cruel Runnings

Four guys dressed in geek chic apparel strike various poses around a two-seat sofa for what is an awkwardly staged group photo. It’s the first time that the faces behind Brooklyn’s synth pop band Miniature Tigers have graced their album cover, and it’s an interesting change. It’s also one that begs the question: are Miniature […]

Davidian Knows What We Want on Debut EP

Davidian Knows What We Want on Debut EP

Davidian, aka David Whitfield, the 22-year-old house producer from Nottingham, has just released his debut EP, What I Want, via the French dance music label, Kitsuné. And What I Want is your standard issue Kitsuné EP, with an original track accompanied by a couple of remix interpretations for extra padding. The EP is promising of […]

Chromeo Charms on ‘White Women’

Chromeo Charms on ‘White Women’

When a man that’s not a Feminist Ryan Gosling meme tells a woman what she should think or feel, regardless of intent, the conversation that ensues rarely turns out well for the parties involved. Consider then the feat that the Larry David funk duo, Chromeo, have pulled off on their fourth studio LP, White Women. […]

Summer Haze: Bestie’s ‘No Bad Days’

Summer Haze: Bestie’s ‘No Bad Days’

When you’re young, you’re impressionable. Everything is glorious, everything is horrible, and everything is new. As a kid watching American teen comedies from the late nineties, the cultural narrative of a homogenous bunch of suburban kids moving on to a college somewhere in the Midwest was normalized and idealized. And I’m smacked in the face […]

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