Album reviews in 30 seconds or less.
Sounds Like: A Seattle gay goes home to his mother in the woods of Washington and starts crafting painfully emotional and personal songs with a piano.
Free Association: Every song seems performed on the verge of tears, in a good way.
For Fans Of: Sufjan Stevens, Xiu Xiu, Antony and the Johnsons, keeping a journal.
Lost in the Trees
All Alone in an Empty House
Sounds Like: A reissue of the 2008 sophomore LP from North Carolina’s Ari Picker and his small army of orchestral and folk friends creating a lush folk pop dream.
Free Association: Ahhh! It’s from NC; they got lotsa beards n’ weed down there.
For Fans Of: St. Vincent x Joanna Newsom + Bonnie Prince Billy.
All Night Long
(Eleven Seven Music)