Happy #FridayReleasePicks… on a Monday. This week (if all goes according to schedule) should be full of talk about Release Picks. But for now, our picks from last week:
1. @davidkeenanmuso — A Beginner’s Guide to Bravery — This album somehow perfectly captures the feeling of being in a bar, drinking a beer by yourself, while a musician quietly plays in the background and it rains outside. Keenan’s voice is breathy and delicate and perfectly compliments his folk sound. Sounds like: he could have been a musician in Inside Lllewyn Davis. Pairs well with: Guinness.
2. @DevonGilfillian — Black Hole Rainbow — I clicked on “Lonely” and immediately went “OH YES.” This one was an immediate favorite. It’s so strong and powerful without needing to tell you it is. Last week we told you that @Bonnaroo was our summer festival pick, so a quick note: don’t skip Thursday or you’ll miss Gilfillian’s performance and truly, it is worth the price of Bonnaroo tickets. Time to go give even more props to my friend who works at Bonnaroo. Sounds like: soul, power, a return to an older style of music while being uniquely now. Pairs well with: an Oktoberfest.
3. @officialkario — Kario EP — An indie supergroup basically comprised of members from The War On Drugs, Vampire Weekend, and Father John Misty. Their debut single, “A Piece of Me,” premiered on KCRW. Any fans of the genre should really like this one. Sounds like: all of the aforementioned bands roughly. Pairs well with: an IPA.
4. @impoppy — I DISAGREE — Poppy’s image has gotten distinctly more sinister in the last few years and I think her music is matching that more and more. Some songs still aren’t super dark yet, but there’s definitely a transition to that. In the Billie Eilish era, I see nothing but potential and increased success for Poppy if she keeps up this tone. Sounds like: when pop goes dark. Pairs well with: a Porter.
5. @winonaoak — Closure EP — Haunting, strong female vocals set to a more electronic sound. A solid indie electro-pop release. She had a feature on a popular Chainsmokers song a few years ago. Sounds like: something Sky Ferreira fans would like without being a direct copycat *cough cough*. Pairs well with: a Pilsner.
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