This quirky pop band from Toronto reminds me of Micachu and tUnE-yArDs but less weird. Their EP is good but they are even better live where charismatic singer Jasmyn Burke's personality shines through. They were the best new non-loud band I saw at CMJ 2015. Also check out their 2016 self-titled LP on Buzz/Kanine/Memphis Industries.
Favorite track: Motorcycle.
All songs written by Jasmyn Burke and Morgan Waters
Buttercup and Closer produced, engineered and mixed by David Newfeld at Dobbstown North
The rest produced by Morgan Waters
Buncha stuff engineered by Nathan Vanderwielen and Leon Taheny
Motorcycle mixed by Leon Taheny
Take A Dip and Do You See Past mixed by Nick Stumpf
Hulahoop mixed by Morgan Waters
Mastered by David Newfeld
Cover art by Alana Questell
Photo by Brendan George Kokomo
In this pretty rough point in history, I feel like Mitski embodies all the doom and yearning our generation's going through all too accurately. It's a potent feeling to know that someone else out there understands. daveyhames
At their fun live shows, this upstate NY pop-punk duo is extremely energetic and super enthusiastic - lots of jumping and kicking by singer/guitarist Alex Luciano - she must have a spring for a spine. But more importantly, the songs are catchy. They also released a 7" in 2015 and a full-length coming out in 2017, Live video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za979jCnlE4 Art Fin