by: Angela Taslakian and Michelle Ma
Skipping Girl Vinegar - Keep Calm, Carry The Monkey – (Secret Fox)
They say not to judge a book by it’s cover, but this album case is exactly the way you should judge the contents of the cd. The album case is such a lovely experience, with lyrics, photos, and credits tabs in the inside which makes it so easy to enjoy. This Melbourne quintet sure knows how to keep the vibes alive with cheerful and content songs. I’m not wearing plaid because it’s the new style, but because there’s a moose outside my cabin.
The Skies Revolt - Making Moves EP- (Mad Dragon Records)
This is the band’s fifth release of the Making Moves series, it’s three songs of electronica/punk rock with mesmerizing synths that will make you clap dance. It’s some kind of confused robot learning about the ways of a human and raging in jealousy of our lifestyle.
Savoir Adore - Our Nature - (Popular)
It’s an electric lullaby that will have you dancing in your dreams, combining the feelings of watching the stars in space and breathing fresh air in nature. It’ll make you have pro hippie astronaut fever for sure.
San Cisco - Awkward EP - (Fat Possum)
It’s twee-pop that will make you want to eat cherry popsicles on a hot summer day, and hula hoop with your friends before going to a pool party. It’ll have you smiling brighter than the sun. It’s anything but awkward.
The World Palindrome - Particularly Hello - (Air House)
It’s easy listening rock that’s perfect for cleaning up after a food fight consisting of red velvet cake. It’s one of those days where you realize you’ve made too much baked goods for your own good and decide to share with your neighbors.
Peace - The World is Too Much With Us - (Suicide Squeeze)
Recored in Ladysmith on the east coast of Vancouver Island, it’s post-punk with sudden guitar wah-pedal freak-outs. Singing about love sick yearnings have never sounded so good. They get it, and so do I. It’ll make you want to do good with all the heartache you’ve accumulated over the years.