Happy #FridayReleasePicks. For this week, we’re doing this week and last week combined, partly because I’ve been sick and had to deal with the holidays, and partly because I didn’t have that many picks. That said, the picks I do have are some really, really good ones. Also, while these lists are usually in no particular order, Arlo Parks is my number one pick and the one you should listen to if you don’t feel like listening to anything else.
1. @Arlo.Parks — Sophie — Honestly, I don’t even know where to begin with how much I love this one. Arlo Parks is basically what I always wanted people like Lana Del Rey and Lorde to sound like (don’t hate me, but I’m super hit-or-miss on both of them). Also, that amount of vocal power (while being whispery) in a 19 year old??? Holy fuck. Sounds like: a face to a generation. I heard Crash Thompson (The Rock Critic) talking about how rock is in an in-between waiting on what the new sound of the decade is going to be. I agreed, and my answer is: I HOPE IT’S THIS.
2. Failed Flowers — Faces — That garage indie rock sound reminiscent of Arctic Monkeys or The Strokes but with a female lead singer. I feel like the new decade is going to be controlled by great female singers. Sounds like: a band that could have been one of Ramona Flowers’ evil exes.
3. @FutureThievesMusic — Emotional Cost — Really solid indie rock. If you like Local Natives but want something a little louder and poppier, this is probably the band for you. Sounds like: music that you drive around to with the windows down in the summer.
4. @HazySourCherry — Tour De Tokyo EP — This one is a bit of a wildcard. I don’t typically listen to J-pop, but this one makes me want to look more. It’s a really good indie band that mixes English and Japanese lyrics and also musical time periods. Sounds like: fun.
5. @williampcorgan — Cotillions — Last week had a bunch of releases from members of major rock bands (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, etc.) but honestly I didn’t love any of them. Except this one. Sounds like: Smashing Pumpkins meets The Avett Brothers.
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