Hola! April is my birthday month! Here’s what mostly filled my ears:
1 The Staves
I’m still digging their sophomore album, If I Was. Great record from the sisters.
2 Death Cab for Cutie
“No Room in Frame” is my jam and Kintsugi is pretty fantastic.
3 Tobias Jesso Jr.
I listened to Tobias Jesso Jr. more this month and I’ve discovered more gems from his debut, Goon. My favorite so far is “The Wait“. The melody is pure love – the lyrics, I have quite mixed feelings for (not that it’s not good, just the content haha). I love that his sounds reminds me of the musicians before my time – the sound is clear and clean, and the tunes are mellow and quiet.
Aussie folk band Husky released a new album and it is a delight!
5 Ra Ra Riot
No new releases from Wes Miles and co., I just love Ra Ra Riot always.
6 Sharon Van Etten
I probably should’ve paid attention to Sharon van Etten before, but thanks to the movie Song One, I finally did it! Her two releases are gold. Emotional and raw.
7 Passion Pit
Passion Pit released a new album, Kindred and as always, it’s a fun record to listen to. Plus Michael Angelakos!
8 Jack Garratt
I’m still on the process of discovering Jack Garratt. With only a couple of singles around, he’s that guy worth watching out for.
9 The Wombats
The guys who sang “Let’s Dance to Joy Division” released a new album! Still fun, very pop rock, and catchy!
10 Mumford & Sons
My boys are back! They say it’s a new sound, and yeah, maybe they did swap their acoustic instruments but the core is pretty much the same – just listen to “Snake Eyes“, that’s still so very Mumford and Sons. Plus how haaaawt is the session drummer?
Grimes & Bleachers – Entropy
Glass Animals – Gooey
Toro Y Moi – Buffalo
Wet – Deadwater
Rob Simonsen & Faux Fix feat. Elena Tonra (of Daughter) – Start Again
Hope you all had a good month!