Alvvays’s Antisocialites is a Melancholy Summer Dreamscape
Written by Molly Alexander
In 2014 we were graced by an album that would become a quintessential record for indie daydreamers and pop fueled hipsters alike. It was the self titled debut of Alvvays, a Canadian quintet of sandy guitar riffs kissed by the melodic vocals of Molly Rankin. They redefined the indie music scene with quirky yet thought provoking lyrics of searching for modern love in a world of millennial struggles. The album birthed such hits as “Archie, Marry me” and “Adult Diversion”. It wove personal narrative, ethereal vocals, and nostalgic instrumentals together, leaving listeners eager for more.
An Album with Epic Conventions
Written by: Alanna Nickles
After a four year silence, Sam Beam, also known as Iron & Wine, gifts us with another warm euphony of harmonies and soul piercing narratives that seemingly mirror our very own experiences. However, knowing Beam’s artistic genius, he has taken his mesmerizing formula and spun it on its head. In “Beast Epic”, we do not hear the feelings and thoughts of a younger Beam, searching for past lovers or finding himself reflecting on his role in the world. Rather, he expresses his thoughts and feelings of an established man, singing about soul mates, his marriage and growing up after reaching the age of maturity.
Superfood’s Bambino is an Auditory Collage of Harmonious Nostalgia