If vocal harmonies are your thing, and we think they are, be sure to check out Joseph. The Pacific Northwest trio that just so happened to be sisters has recently released Native Dreamer Kin. It’s heavy on the folk and full of life. On tour across the USA this summer, if you like what you hear, seek out a live show.
Sometimes you just need to slow the world down and reflect. Julia Losfelt has managed to give us that feeling with her latest EP. Her vocals give just the right amount of melancholy to the downtempo, witch house tinged, tracks. Quiet Storm features 6 songs (3 are remixes) and we look forward to hearing more.
Take a bit of indie and shoegaze mixed a touch of punk and you’ve got Pity Sex. The Ann Arbor outfit’s Dark World album is emotive and catchy. The fuzzy guitars and muffled vocals paint a retro soundscape that we find really enjoyable. Be sure to catch Pity Sex on tour this summer, they have an extensive list of shows that span across the USA.
Whirr has a peanut butter and chocolate situation on their hands. In a shoegaze meets punk fusion, Pipe Dreams is a open sounding album that remains grounded by distorted guitars and the like. Sound interesting? Sounds good to us! The Oakland band is playing up and down the west coast this summer so if you’re in the area, check them out.
Indie rock with an Americana flair, that’s what Pinegrove is bringing to the masses. Their latest album feels genuine and raw, allowing their emotions to carry throughout the tracks. We’d imagine live performances will have the crowd slowly swaying and taking contemplative swigs from their drinks. Grab the digital copy at a name your price option.
Tides of Man have crafted one of the best instrumental albums we’ve heard so far this year. Young and Courageous plays like a fine barrel aged whiskey, full of character yet artfully balanced. The songs seemingly melt into one another but still erupt with powerful guitar and percussion work. The result is a textured sound that is a must have for fans of the genre.