Posts By Margaret Farrell

Brent Faiyaz: Lost EP

Amid newfound success, the soulful Los Angeles singer voices the anxieties of growing up and meeting creative expectations during turbulent times.

Miya Folick: Premonitions

On her gripping and redemptive debut, the Los Angeles singer seems bound for crossover status, with pop anthems that challenge power structures and embrace simple pleasures.

Kero Kero Bonito: Time ‘n’ Place

On their sophomore album, the London trio animate songs about the complexity of memory and the promise of dreams with playful production choices and moments of bedlam.

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.