Sounds Like: The Alabama native’s 64 and still has a heavenly voice, here she delivers on almost an hour of music that’s rich, nicely backed and reflective of her career.
Free Association: Someone’s gotta show these whippersnappers how it’s done, right?
For Fans Of: Joan, Joni, Patsy, Tammy, Loretta, silver foxes.
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Sounds Like: Cool New York girls feed their fans with a batch of lazy, low-fi surf rock; a few brilliant moments, but mostly short, simply-played beachy psychedelia.
Free Association: Proof you don’t need to be good at instruments to be a successful band.
For Fans Of: Dum Dum Girls x the B-52’s; grungy, mediocre girl rockers, buzz bitches.
Sounds Like: A lot of the same (which is awesome) from the Animal Collective kook—plenty of found sounds, loops, droney poly-rhythms and harmonious chanting.
Free Association: Person Pitch is sacred. This is like gregorian chanting for hipsters.
For Fans Of: Brian Wilson x Pink Floyd, Can, spacey stoner times, meditation.
PW's Music Issue 2014