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Weekly Album Roundup: March 9

By WVAU Music Staff | 9/3/18 7:33pm
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WVAU Music Staff reviews new albums each week! Here’s what the group has reviewed for the week of March 9.

Pop/ish

Candy Ambulance - Spray [EP]


In Tall Buildings - Akinetic

Pale Waves - ALL THE THINGS I NEVER SAID

Tracey Thorn - Record

Lane 8 - Little By Little

Hip hop

Yarley G - Vivid Echoes

AAA (Guitars and such)

Camp Cope - How to Socialise & Make Friends (Run For Cover Records) [post-punk rock] // Female post-punk rock band that SHREDS. Nothing but bangers - punchy lyrics, polished instrumentals // RIYL: Cayetana, The Obsessives, Sorority Noise // Recommended Tracks: 1, 2, 3, 8, 9

Ed Schrader's Music Beat - Riddles (TerrorBirdDigital) // Decent Post-Punk in very much the style of your favorite 80's acts. // RIYL: Joy Division, The Cure, and The National (Note: not anywhere near as good as any of these bands) // Recommended Tracks: 1, 3, 4, 6 

Hannah Deland - Altogether Unaccompanied Vol. I & II (Luminelle) (Indie Folk) // Self-ascribed by Hannah, “sincere pop” EP, dreamy, introspective and easy to listen to // RIYL: Natalie Prass, Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen // Recommended Tracks: 1, 3

Sam Levin - I Am

Soccer Mommy - Clean

Superorganism - Superorganism (Domino) - [Indie pop] // Bubbly, bouncy hooks with groovy synths and mysterious female vocals // Recommended: 2, 3, 6, 8 // RIYL: Panda Bear, Rostam, Yaeji

World Music/Jazz

Thornato - Back It Up (Wonderwheel Recordings) [reggaeton] // Caribbean dancehall backed with some low-country guitar and smooth west-african vocals // RIYL: Admiral T, Wandecoal, Sean Paul // Recommended Tracks: 1, 2