This month was full of great releases and good vibes for the most part. And while I attended probably the least amount of shows I ever have in a month, there’s hope on the horizon for a music-filled month.
So, let’s start with some hot new singles that were recently released – from indie legends Grizzly Bear to local wonder Miya Folick, there is much to be thankful for as an indie enthusiast.
Here are some of the top singles released this month:
Miya Folick – “Trouble Adjusting”
This rock track features the versatility of Miya Folick’s voice. It’s filled with headbang-worthy moments, and has a ’90s garage rock feel to it. She’s come a long way, baby!
Blushh – “I Don’t Wanna Leave”
“I Don’t Wanna Leave” is the first single off Blushh’s debut EP, It’s Fine, coming out in June 2017. Beating Lights founder, Shab, is beloved by the L.A. music scene for her ability to bring bands together and celebrate local, emerging artists. Her new band is one to watch. You’ll love her down-to-earth lyrics and pop-punk vibe!
Grizzly Bear – Mourning Sound
Praise be! Grizzly Bear are back at it. This track is a little more straightforward than usual for them, but still love hearing Ed Droste and Daniel Rossen’s vocals in this dreamy track.
Beach Fossils – “Tangerine”
My oh my Beach Fossils have matured… their upcoming album, Somersault features strings, flute, and a new softness that makes me miss their old, post-punk material, but also gives me an appreciation for how far they’ve come. “Tangerine” features Rachel Goswell of Slowdive, who recently came out with my favorite album of this month!
My favorite albums released this month included:
Slowdive – Slowdive
After 22 years, they’re latest album concludes that Slowdive is back and better than ever. If you’re a fan of shoegaze, dream pop and post punk this is up your alley. Check out my full review of the album here.
Mac Demarco – This Old Dog
Mac Demarco showed a lot of musical depth and maturity in his latest album, This Old Dog – an introspective work on growing older and turning into your old man. Check out my full review on mxdwn.com.
Here’s what I’m looking forward to for the rest of the month!
Diiv with the Paranoyds and Tashaki Miyaki!
If you’re into post-punk and shoegaze, you’ll love Diiv, and the Paranoyds are a female-fronted punk band that are killer live.
Catch them at the Regent or the OC Observatory this weekend!
PLAG Turns One, May 27 at the Echo & Echoplex
This jam-packed female-fronted fest will feature musical performances on both the Echo and Echoplex stages, a comedy stage on the Echo patio, interactive and virtual reality experiences from Super Deluxe, vendors, food trucks, and other surprises throughout the day.
That’s all for now, folks! What stood out to you this month? Leave a comment below!