The Ten of 2017
Piano and lyrical compositions as deep as the grief that they convey as Sisay's vulnerability is felt throughout.
Listen to "(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano"
Sleep Well Beast
Deep, dark and brooding through the wave of emotions that come with the maturation of a band and life.
Listen to "Carin at the Liquor Store"
Please Be Mine
Bringing an injection of moody jazz to 60's surf-rock vibes Burch lays the foundation for the breadth of her vocals to ring through.
Listen to "Downhearted"
Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile
Lotta Sea Lice
Unexpected but entirely fitting, each bringing the skills that make them who they are to make a wandering delightful album to escape into as needed these days.
Listen to "Over Everything"
Stranger in the Alps
Striking the line between harrowing raw emotion and folky joy lyrically, each track lets you step back at year end, look inward and reflect.
Listen to "Motion Sickness"
Turn Out The Lights
Gripping struggle and search for something more than oneself is inescapable that tears you down and slowly builds you back up again with all-consuming piano, strings, woodwinds, and guitar.
Listen to "Appointments"
Vulnerable and haze electric guitar brings a welcomed return of lo-fi with intimacy felt from the bedroom that which the album was recorded in. Perfect.
Listen to "One More Time, Please"
There is no escaping the catharsis felt through the movement and growth of life together. Let it take you away and disappear.
Listen to "Mary"
The War On Drugs
A Deeper Understanding
Layered to depths of intricacies that recall eras past yet perfectly introduced synth jolts you forward through methodical compositions to the canon of indie rock.
Listen to "In Chains"
Poetic and rhythmic, drift away into the dreamy sounds that bring ups and downs from jangle to soulful.
Listen to "Dreams Tonite"