Weekly Music Roundup: 2/14

Gone are the days of slogging through reviews to find out which new music is worth your precious time. We're proud to present our Weekly Music Roundup, where we give quick and dirty summaries of the latest releases.  

Album of the Week

Fluids of Emotion

by Eris Drew

Of the three tracks, "Fluids Of Emotion" and "Transcendental Access Point" will take you the highest. The title track is spacey and swinging, a potential set-stopper in the right DJ's hands. Like some of the best house music, it builds slowly, adding layers of cosmic melody as the rhythm shuffles, with spinbacks, spoken-word vocals (psychedelic, of course) and a deep, mind-bending bassline. It's the kind of track that unites a dance floor, so I hope I'm lucky enough to be on one when it gets played.

Other releases

Tennis - Swimmer  

[indie pop]

A combination of ethereal drums and synths lead by Alaina Moore's whimsical voice. The minimalist indie pop couple shares the experience from demos written on their boat. 

Favorite Tracks: Need Your Love, How to Forgive

Similar Artists: Frankie Cosmos, TC Superstar, Land Of Talk

Jacoti Sommes - Travel Time 

[experimental electronic]

Columbus multi-instrumentalist, composer and hardware maestro Jacoti Sommes  is proof that you can make boundary-pushing art in the humblest of places. Time Travel is an experimental electronic record that pulls equally from funk and ‘80s dance music consistently finding forward-thinking ways to break from the familiar sounds he’s refashioning. [Max Bell]

Favorite Tracks: Pulse Start, Everything is Fine

Tame Impala - The Slow Rush

[psychedelic pop]

Kevin Parker finally returns with his first full-length album since 2015. The Slow Rush features Tame Impala’s classic, smooth psychedelic funk while introducing new sounds, influences and styles with mixed success. [Mac]Favorite Tracks: Instant Destiny, Posthumous Forgiveness, It Might Be TimeSimilar Artists: Pond, Crumb, HOMESHAKE, MGMT

Moses Boyd - Dark Matter


Favorite Tracks: 2 Far Gone, Stranger Than Fiction

Similar Artists: Ezra Collective, Nubya Garcia, Alfa Mist, Yussef Kamaal

Katie Gately - Loom

[art pop, neoclassical darkwave]

The glistening darkness of Katie Gately’s second album is one of 2020’s early highlights. Throughout Loom, Gately thrillingly combines industrial electronic sound design with a strangely neoclassical sense of balanced melodies and counterpoint. [Paul]

Favorite Tracks: Bracer, Tower

Similar Artists: Caterina Barbierri, Anna von Hausswolff, Julia Holter, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

Cindy Lee - What's Tonight to Eternity

[hypnagogic pop, noise pop]

Favorite Tracks: I Want You To Suffer, The Limit

Similar Artists: Poppy, Carla dal Forno, Xiu Xiu, John Maus

Post Animal - Forward Motion Godyssey


Chicago based rockers released their second full-length album continuing their psychedelia flavored version of dad rock. Arguably the better psychedelic record released this week (looking at you Tame Impala), Post Animal mix their psych-rock roots with various other genres across the tracklist to make an enjoyable listening experience. [Liam]

Favorite Tracks: Schedule, In a Paradise, Post Animal

Similar Artists: Ron Gallo, Ty Segall, Morgan Delt, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

Zack Villere - Cardboard City

[bedroom pop]

 Taking a step away from the more traditional pop sensibilities of his last record, Zach Villere takes a glitchier approach to his lo-fi bedroom pop production style. His lackadaisical, dead-pan vocal delivery works wonderfully in conjunction with the poignant lyrical themes on the record. [Liam]

Favorite Tracks: Sore Throat, A Feeling

Similar Artists: Omar Apollo, Clairo, Gus Dapperton

Beach Bunny - Honeymoon

[indie rock]

Summery, bright power pop tunes and what Beach Bunny are known for and they don’t disappoint on their latest release. Lili Trifilio and company created a blissful upbeat collection of catchy, hook driven love songs. [Liam]

Favorite Tracks: Cuffing Season, Promises, Dream Boy

Similar Artists: Alvvays, beabadoobee, Charly Bliss, Best Coast

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