The sun is out, June is here! We've got some new music picks for you this month.
Hi guys! It’s Carly again, here with this month’s new music picks. There are a ton of good albums coming out throughout June and it was hard to pick just a few! Hope you all enjoy these five.
Dawes return this year to deliver their fourth studio album, All Your Favorite Bands. Their signature folk-rock sound continues on this release, distinctive and perfectly crafted. The record is a must-listen for any folk rock fan. Taylor Goldsmith’s lyrics ring true with many— partnered with their crafted music, the pair supplies the band with a loyal fan base.
Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker are Girlpool. The pair are releasing their debut album this month through Wichita Recordings. They have a specific brand of rock, a unique sound that others are unable to replicate. Both Tividad and Tucker are on vocals, paired together with their guitar and bass— they do not use a drummer. The album revolves around the main theme of transitioning from a simple childhood to adulthood, and the girls do it perfectly.
Just in time for the season, Cayucas continue their summery sounds on Dancing at the Blue Lagoon. Zach Yudin and his twin brother Ben are the core of the group, after changing from a solo project to something more. Dancing at the Blue Lagoon is the band’s second studio album being released under Secretly Canadian. Their new album is pushing the band in to new boundaries, being both personal and intricate.
Nashville-based grunge-pop band Bully are releasing their first full-length album this month! The four-piece band is fronted by Alicia Bognanno, who produced and engineered the entire release herself at a studio she used to intern at (owned by Steve Albini, who worked with bands like Nirvana and the Pixies). Instead of producing digitally, she decided to go with the analog method. Her lyrics are straightforward and raw, and she sings them with pride for every energetic performance the band has.
Sharon Van Etten is a Brooklyn-based singer songwriter. Pitchfork has described her music as “echo of folk tradition”— she uses many harmonies, and her songwriting is honest and intimate. Although the release is only an EP, it includes many great collaborators, such as members of The War on Drugs, Megafaun and Ben Folds Five.