Mariel and I are back with four more album recommendations this month. For each musical recommendation, we will include a link to the album and a sample song from that album. We hope you enjoy and discover some new artists!

If you feel so inclined, please email us at [email protected] with your own recommendation. We’d love to hear them! 

Sam’s Picks:

ARTIST: Son Lux

ALBUM TITLE: Lanterns (2013)

The edgy, yet electronic ambiance of this album is one of the main elements that sticks out.  The melodies are catchy, yet the electronic instrumentation is atmospheric and surreal. Son Lux is partially known for movie soundtracks, like the latest movie Everything Everywhere All At Once. 

SONG TO CHECK OUT: Easy

SIMILAR ARTISTS: Thom Yorke, Dan Deacon, Fever Ray

ARTIST: PUP

ALBUM TITLE: The Unraveling of PUPtheband (2022) 

Armed with incredibly catchy riffs and a pop/punk style, PUP is back with their 4th studio album.  Stemming from Toronto, the band is known to mix their nihilistic lyrics with energetic performances. 

SONG TO CHECK OUT: Totally Fine

SIMILAR ARTISTS: Bomb the Music Industry, Spanish Love Songs, Joyce Manor

Mariel’s Picks:

ARTIST: Kendrick Lamar

ALBUM TITLE: To Pimp A Butterfly

Now that we’ve finally gotten news of Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar’s long-awaited fifth album, it’s time to celebrate with his 2015 masterpiece of hip hop, jazz, and funk.

SONG TO CHECK OUT: These Walls

SIMILAR ARTISTS: Pusha T, ScHoolboy Q, Dr. Dre

ARTIST: Remi Wolf

ALBUM TITLE: Juno

Remi Wolf’s music is a little like leaving the dentist as an 8-year-old and being told that you can pick out a prize from the treasure chest, where you find the most brightly colored and beautiful plastic toys you’ve ever seen. You’ll know what I mean when you listen.

SONG TO CHECK OUT: Grumpy Old Man

SIMILAR ARTISTS: Tune-Yards, Tank and The Bangas, Hiatus Kaiyote

Community Recommendations:

  • Sophia recommends: Omnium Gatherum by King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

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