While I can't complain about a short week, it does throw off the timeliness of this post a bit, as the two records I'm highlighting today actually came out yesterday. I do hope you'll forgive. I've mentioned both of these bands recently, but now that both new records are out (and streaming on Spotify), I think they both deserve another nod.
Ra Ra Riot's new release Beta Love is a big step up from 2010's The Orchard, which I was never able to get stoked about. Well worth the wait, Beta Love brings a certain energy that I feel the band lacked with their last record. It's bouncy. It's fun. It's a step in the right direction for the group. Very happy to be able to say that.
Highlights: "Dance With Me" || "Beta Love" || "I Shut Off"
Highlights: "Say That" || "So Many Details" || "Rose Quartz" || "Grown Up Calls"