Leyya – Sauna (Trip-Hop)
Leyya is an Austrian duo comprised of Sophie Lindinger (synthesizer, vocals) & Marco Kleebauer (synthesizer, guitar). This album is definitely one of a kind for me in the sense that I’m not a big fan of electronic music and I love this album. The thing though is that it’s more than the genre suggests. The Instrumentation is extremely well thought out and it sounds rich. The record consists of a nice mix of songs to dance to and songs to relax to. There’s also a very psychedelic element that is almost similar to Tame Impala. One of my favorites this year so far.
Favorite Tracks: Drum Solo, Zoo
Dude York – Sincerely (Garage Rock)
This is the 2nd album for the Seattle rock trio Dude York. The band consists of Peter Richards (guitar, vocals), Claire England (bass, vocals), and Andrew Hall (drums, vocals). The record has a relentless amount of energy in it with, heavy guitars, catchy choruses, and powerful lyrics. The trio has concocted a unique sound that is easily recognizable but makes each song something completely different. A great album to put on and shout all the words to.
Favorite tracks: Love Is, Tonight, The Way I Feel