*RIYL (recommended if you like)
DJ Picks – Ben Knudsen ’23
Show: Anyway — Fridays at 11 a.m.
Album: “From 2 to 3” — Peach pit
Genre: Indie Rock, Folk Rock
RIYL: Hippo Campus, Fleet Foxes, Summer Salt
Presentation: The Vancouver quartet’s third studio album strips away the busier sound of their first two records and brings them in touch with more folksy roots. Neil Smith, lead singer and songwriter of Peach Pit, delivers some of his most poignant work to date on tracks like “Look Out!” and “2015”, while Chris Vanderkooy’s precise lead guitar is put to good use throughout the album. Perfect for driving through Vermont this spring with the windows down.
Concert Manager’s Choice – Jose Morales ’22
Show: Soft Cloud Sounds — Thursdays at 10 p.m.
Album: “Shotgun” – Soccer Mommy
Genre: Indie Rock, Indie Pop
RIYL: Postal mail, Lucy Dacus, Julien Baker
Presentation: Shotgun is the first track from Soccer Mommy’s upcoming album, “Sometimes, Forever”. She dropped a Musical clip next to the album announcement.
DJ Pick – Maeve Callahan ‘22.5 and Courtney Crawford ‘22.5
Show: Go Feb Yourself — Wednesdays at 4 p.m.
Album: “Five Seconds Flat” – Lizzy McAlpien
Genre: Alternative, Indie, Folk
RIYL: Adam Melchor, Eloise, Madeline the Person, Abby Cates
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Presentation: Warm, pure and simple meets powerful and bewitching in this recently released album. Lizzy McAlpine puts so much passion into her lyrics, and it’s clear that all of her songs are incredibly heartfelt. She’s only 22, yet her songs convey a timeless and intimate understanding of life, love and loss.
DJ Pick – Charlie Keohane ’24
Show: Witching Hour — Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
Album: “Landmark” — Hippo Campus
Genre: Indie Rock, Alternative
RIYL: Wallows, COIN, Vampire Weekend, Dayglow
Presentation: Minnesota-based band Hippo Campus jumped onto the indie-pop scene with their bubbly 2017 debut album, “Landmark.” From the bouncy lead single ‘Boyish’ to the subtle undertones of ‘Vacation’, the album has a soulful range. Their lyrics are playful and colorful, and the album flows sonically well as the tracks blend into each other at times. Although I didn’t like some of their more recent projects, I always come back to this record.