Incredibly smart power pop overflowing with fat analog synth lines and enough earworms and hooks to launch a sonic fishing expedition.
Lala Lala :: Sleepyhead
Crafty pop punk, brimming over with chunky guitars, layered female vocals, and lots of sneering.
Hot Chip :: A Bathfull of Ecstasy
At one time, electronic soul felt like the future of music, but here is Hot Chip doing just the same thing in 2019 and it feels nostalgic.
black midi :: Schlagenheim
Insistent angular weirdfunk, songs that sound like tape loops that have fallen out of order and yet maintain a diligent desire to be songs.
Palehound :: Black Friday
Nice indie guitar sounds, with whispery vocals and a meandering melodic spirit.
The Mattson 2 :: Paradise
A set of guitar-centered mid-tempo numbers that live somewhere in the region staked out by jazz, funk, and soul.
Prince :: Originals
Songs that the Purple One wrote for others, as performed by the person who wrote them. A good set of well-produced demos, but nothing that should have been released a long time ago and mostly of historical interest.
French Vanilla :: How Am I Not Myself?
Hot-as-fire punk disco party with a raging saxophone and urgent female vocals.