Do you ever sit up late at night watching videos about how close we are to global catastrophe? Are you bothered by the creeping inevitability of death? Have you ever sat and read the Wikipedia page for predictions for the day the world will end and contemplate your own existential meaning? If you answered yes to any of these, Better Oblivion Community Center is the band for you! Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst’s new collaboration finds solace in nothingness and sees it as an excuse to indulge in the spectrum of life’s emotions. Continue reading
It would have been really simple to write off Phoebe Bridger’s debut album as a Julien Baker clone. Both singer-songwriters write ambient folk rock with a large emotional weight placed on the lyrics. Still, Bridgers’ voice is a refreshing one that really resonates within the pop-punk and emo community. Even though she is a singer-songwriter through and through, her heart-on-her-sleeve and pop culture referencing lyrics certainly welcome her to a number of melancholy artists that have welcomed the likes of Julien Baker. Whether it’s the sweetness of “Killer” or the sadness in “Smoke Signals,” Stranger in the Alps is probably the most exciting debut album to be released this year. Continue reading
Mitski has picked up on making great videos for Puberty 2 with her new “A Burning Hill” video. Mitski starts her US tour on Halloween.