Howdy,

Here’s all the albums that were reviewed before a few weeks before Spring Break, but due to me going to SXSW and everyone going on Spring Break, some of these albums were delayed. The biggest thing that came back was the new, self-titled St. Vincent record which is A-MA-ZING. So good. One of my all time favorites of this year. How does she do it?

Another great album that got a review this week is Ava Luna’s most recent record, Electric Balloon. It’s soulful and jagged at the same time. It’s really interesting and body-moving, which is always a great combination.

Have a good one, hope everyone enjoys this killer music!

DATE ADDED: 4/2/14    
** = Push * = Recommend
New Added Releases:
ARTIST ALBUM DESCRIPTION LABEL
St. Vincent** St. Vincent Fantastic. Adding to an already stunning discog, Annie Clark really brings the energy on this album. Less shredding, more electronic. Great songwriting. Loma Vista
Black Lips* Underneath the Rainbow Garage-pink with a slight southern rock vibe. Produced by Patrick Carney of The Black Keys Vice
Ava Luna* Electric Balloon Art rock with funk and soul. Odd guitar rhythms and chord structures. Very interesting in a Dirty Projectors/Talking Heads kind of way. Western Vinyl
Real Estate* Atlas Solid addition to their catalog. Very happy, beach/surf/laid back indie rock. Better production, more of the same, but still very solid. Domino
Bipolar Sunshine Drowning Butterflies EP Quality and fun electronic, very upbeat and consistent. Priority
Stone Jack Jones Ancestor Alternative country. Interesting, some songs are beautifully dark. Slow tempo, you’ll either like it or think it’s weird. Western Vinyl
Ume Monuments A pop record with a fuzz hard rock filter on it Dangerbird
Lime Cordiale Falling Up the Stairs Surf rock/alternative vibe with influences from bands like Weezer and Vampire Weekend. s/r
The Jungle Giants She’s A Riot Happy indie rock/pop. Dancey, rhythmic. Good vibes. Amplifire Music
Satellite Stories Pine Trails Dancey indie pop. Strong vocals. Dynamic, interesting. Nice progressions.
The Wet Secrets Free Candy Garage rock with a lot of songs in a pop structure. Sounds nothing like Arctic Monkeys or Surfer Blood, but still good. s/r
Natural Child Dancin’ With Wolves Bluesy rock, somewhat lo-fi. If you dream of country summer lovin, check this out. Burger
Axxa/Abraxas Axxa/Abraxas Psychedelic and fun guitar driven jams. Super relaxe and pleasant, maybe a touch rock at points Captured Tracks
Nite Haus Transform The Dark So much 80s synth: the female vocalist clashes with repetitive synths. s/r
WhoMadeWho Dreams Warm alt/electronic, male vox, soft pop synths, 80s influenced beats and warm, warbly vocals. Very radio friendly. Volcano
Guided By Voices Motivational Jumpsuit Alternative indie rock. Short songs, all sound pretty similar. These dudes have been churning out like three records a year. GBV Inc
Carsick Cars 3 Beijing’s best band. Hard rock with some shoegaze elements. Pretty good. Maybe Mars
Priscilla Ahn This Is Where We Are Experimental dream pop. Lots of different sounds centering around Ahn’s airy vocals.  SQE

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