Album: Jubilee Artist: Japanese Breakfast Release Date: June 4, 2021 Label: Dead Oceans Favorite Tracks:
“Savage Good Boy”
Japanese Breakfast is an indie pop project lead by Michelle Zauner. The album is full of joyful pop sounds that hit right just now. I like the sonically dense musical arrangements and the interplay between lead and backup up vocals. The songs are also hooky as heck!
Album: i can feel you creep into my private life Artist: tUnE-YaRdS Release Date: 2018 January 19 Favorite Tracks:
tUnE-YaRdS, once Merrill Garbus’ musical project is now officially a duo including bassist and co-songwriter Nate Brenner. Like earlier recordings, i can feel you creep into my private life is heavy on samples, loops, and beats with even more emphasis a club dance music sound. Always a political group, tUnE-YaRdS sees the personal is political as the lyrics examine racism, white privilege, and cultural appropriation (apropos to white people who use African, Latin, and Native American rhythms in their music). The message can be heavy handed at time and fails to truly transcend the way the music does.