Courtship Ritual, Pith
On their debut, the Brooklyn duo stylishly tackle what it means to make dream pop.
White Fence, For The Recently Found Innocent
With Ty Segall behind the boards, Tim’s gypsy wagon has a few less pots.
Joyce Manor, Never Hungover Again
Joyce Manor delivers another solid album, and there’s nothing wrong with that.
The Proper Ornaments, Wooden Head
The Proper Ornaments play it safe rather than let their sordid pasts infiltrate their craft.
On Gamel, OOIOO use the gamelan to probe the limits of body music in a nuclear age of cyborgs.
DJ Dodger Stadium, Friend of Mine
The debut from Jerome LOL and Samo Sound Boy demonstrates dynamism beyond genre.
Viet Cong, Cassette
Originally a tour-only release, Viet Cong resign to neither be crowned nor confused as geniuses.
Total Control, Typical System
Total Control’s sophomore record is an amalgamation, moving seamlessly through post punk, electronica, and new wave.
White Lung, Deep Fantasy
Beyond a riot grrrl remix, Mish Way pushes the commentary on Deep Fantasy.
Lower, Seek Warmer Climes
Debuts are not meant for reinvention, unless you're Lower.
Greys, If Anything
On their debut LP, Greys lose themselves in the noise of their influences.
Open Mike Eagle, Dark Comedy
While Open Mike Eagle's album feels like deja vu, we're happy to have been here before.
Alex G, DSU
With his latest, Alex G proves he isn't a boy anymore.
Craft Spells, Nausea
It's an album of not-knowing, and that's fine, but sometimes we want an answer.
Lust For Youth, International
No longer a bleak lo-fi experiment, Lust For Youth is out for pop greatness.