Once again the Radio Free Silver Lake staff brings you our highly subjective picks for the best of the year so far.
Kathryn Pinto, Editor in Chief
Brass Bed - The Secret Will Keep You
Brass Bed has a phenomenal live show, but I wasn’t prepared for how much I would love their new album. The guitars are angular and dissonant, they feed back and bleed out, but the melodies swing. The lyrics wonder a moody what next? It’s no surprise that these are guys in their late twenties a point where they have begun to set a course, but nothing has yet gelled in its mold. This contrast of confidence with an undercurrent of uncertainty results in a textured, thoughtful collection of tracks that rocks.
The Hectors - Her Dark Majesty
The common thread of this list is smart, moody guitar music with some pretty melodies and a few pop hooks. The title track has a gorgeous melody and resonates a deep sense of longing. There’s a 90’s northwest vibe with shades of K Records that I find very appealing Her Dark Majesty is among other things an album that showcases front woman Corrine Dinner’s voice, which is not often on given its due at live shows.