Posts By Margaret Farrell

Guerilla Toss: Twisted Crystal

The New York quintet diverges from its dance-punk roots, stirring in dashes of surf-pop, big beat, and classic rock on an album that explores the mysteries of the universe and the human psyche.

Shy Boys: Bell House

Bubblegum surf-pop meets Midwestern earnestness on the Kansas City quintet’s sweet, funny, but sometimes inscrutable sophomore album.

Shy Boys: Bell House

Bubblegum surf-pop meets Midwestern earnestness on the Kansas City quintet’s sweet, funny, but sometimes inscrutable sophomore album.

Gia Margaret: There’s Always Glimmer

The Chicago-based songwriter sees singing about personal experiences as an act of violence, but her debut LP translates that dark view into 34 minutes of surprisingly serene, perceptive storytelling.

Tanukichan: Sundays

San Francisco musician Hannah Van Loon marries the dreamlike eeriness of the weekend’s final hours with the heaviness of shoegaze on a debut album co-written and produced by Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bear.

Yuno: Moodie EP

The multi-talented Floridian musician flaunts his 2000s indie and emo influences on a debut EP of perky pop that chronicles a post-breakup transformation.

Cruel Practice

On her debut EP, South East London singer and DJ Blane Muise combines venomous lyricism with tar-boiling industrial beats to inhabit a fierce, sexual, pathologically impatient, and deeply cathartic alter ego.

Tove Styrke: Sway

Fascinated by the psychology behind human connection, the Swedish pop singer celebrates all varieties of romantic vulnerability on her exuberant third album.