Swimming Feeling, the new album from Chicago recording engineer Seth Engel’s band Options, is out today. As heard on lead single “Toast,” the project presents an interesting blend of rock subgenres. I hear some power-pop in there, a bit of mathy emo, a smidge of fuzzed-out DIY crunch that reminds me of Ovlov and early Foo Fighters, some pensive clean-lined indie rock in the Death Cab vein, maybe even a trace of roots rock? Whatever you want to call this stuff, it’s good: full of nifty interlocking guitar riffs and winding song structures and choruses that sneak up on you. Below, you can tap into that Swimming Feeling yourself.
R&B singer and Dreamville associate Ari Lennox released her debut album, Shea Butter Baby, back in 2019, and she’s spent the past couple years putting out some loose singles. Today, she’s announced her sophomore album, age/sex/location, which will be out on September 9. It looks like out of that long string of singles, only “Pressure” […]
TikTok favorite Bella Poarch has been on a roll recently, releasing instantly popular songs like “Build A Bitch” and “Dolls,” both of which appear on her Dolls EP, out now. In her “Dolls” video, Poarch pretend-fought Grimes, and the two even previewed a joint track via Instagram Live. Now, the studio version of “No Man’s […]
Beyoncé is coming off a big week. Her new album Renaissance debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, she notched her first solo Hot 100 #1 since 2008 with the ascendance of “Break My Soul,” and she appeared on Stereogum’s reader-voted Song Of The Summer list. Not bad, Bey! She has a new collaboration out […]