- Category: Music
- Published: Saturday, 03 October 2015 02:24
- Written by Paco Alvarez
Ducktails – St. Catherine
On his latest solo album as Ducktails, Matt Modanile of Real Estate fame returns with the jangly, summer guitar pop that we have all come to love. While decidedly unadventurous, St. Catherine is Modanile’s most cohesive and mature album yet, featuring tasteful production flourishes from the likes of James Ferraro and Elliot Smith producer Rob Schnapf. Matt Modanile seems to be on a quest to write an album that perfectly captures the feeling of driving by your ex highschool girlfriend’s house on a hazy summer day. And while St. Catherine isn’t that album, it still comes pretty close.
Top Tracks: Headbanging in the Mirror, Heaven’s Room, Reprise
RIYL: Kurt Vile, Real Estate, Mac DeMarco
Hinds – The Very Best of Hinds
I’m not entirely sure if it’s fair to create an album of only the singles you’ve released and call it the “Very Best”. Luckily, I’m willing to forgive Hinds since their songs are actually pretty great. They combine the “lofi California punk rock” that’s so prevalent nowadays with a more acousticy sound and somewhat nonsensical lyrics. Overall, this six song best of is fun to listen to, and the lyrics are simple and catchy enough that you’ll soon be singing along with your friends.
RIYL: Mac Demarco, Ty Segall, Together Pangea, Juan Wauter, any kinda retro sounding band
Tracks: Bamboo, Davy Crockett, Trippy