Artist: Snail Mail
Non-Airable Tracks: NONE
Description: I don’t know how, but sometimes music emerges that hits you right in the gut, right where it hurts, but in the best way possible. And this is exactly what Lush did for me. Lindsay Jordan, the musical mind behind Snail Mail, released this debut album in June of 2018. Her voice is rusty and angelic, all at once. She whines but the vocals linger delicately above frantic drumming and reverbed guitar. The best part about this album is the fact that it sounds so incredibly raw, but is finished perfectly. Emotionally, this album consumes you– not only are the lyrics your average teenage breakup anthems, the guitar adds so much longing.
I felt this especially in “Heat Wave” which is one of my favorite songs on the album (“I’m so tired of moving on / spending every weekend so far gone / heat wave nothing to do / woke up in my clothes / having dreamt of you”). This song starts of melancholic until the pang of electric guitar hits, and suddenly the song shifts into a sad and angry mood. I loved this album, and I recommend it to anyone who’s looking for some quality teenage indie angst in their life.
Sounds Like: Soccer Mommy, Alvvays
4. Heat Wave
3. Speaking Terms
Reviewer’s Name: Arielle Devorah
Date of Review: Nov. 4th 2018