by: Angela Taslakian and Michelle Ma
The Black Angels - Indigo Meadow Ė (Blue Horizon)
Itís neo-psychedelia garagey goodness with some fuzz and synthey undertones. But unlike most garage rock albums, the songs you find in this one actually have some enticing or rather compelling lyrics sure to spark some deeper thoughts in your minds.
Low - The Invisible Way - (Sub Pop)
Itís piano weeping music that is so mellow and melancholic. Itís the kind of tunes that make you feel alone in a hotel room on a rainy day after a horrible break up. It will also make you want to buy watermelons just to make you feel better.
Amatorski - TBC - (Crammed Discs)
Who likes Belgian waffles? I do! Salivating yet? This album is probably the next best thing. Itís ambient, atmospheric, and peaceful. Itíll make you feel like youíre not in the states anymore, but still at home. Also, good study music.
The Mary Onettes - Hit the Waves - (Labrador)
Itís just the right amount of mellow sparkly pop rock that will leave echoes and harmonies stuck in your head all day, in a good way.
Mudhoney - Vanishing Point - (Sub Pop)
Itís the kind of rock Ďn roll thatís sleazy, nasty, and junky, in a good way. Iím pretty sure itís the only thing to listen to when eating cheap chicken nuggets.
Sheppard - Sheppard EP - Self-Released)
Itís sweet and popey guitar music that will get you smiling even on the gloomiest days.
Wall - Shoestring - (Big Picnic)
Itís soulful and poetic, with songs about being alone and the trees. Itís touching, relatable, and so beautiful. It will either make you want to stay in bed all day and feel bad for yourself or explore all the natural parks near your residence. Just depends on what kind of person you are