*RIYL (recommended if you like)
DJ Pick — Ben Knudsen ’23
Show: Whatever It Is — Fridays at 11 a.m.
Album: “From 2 to 3” — Peach Pit
Genre: Indie Rock, Folk Rock
RIYL: Hippo Campus, Fleet Foxes, Summer Salt
Blurb: The Vancouver quartet’s third studio album strips down the busier sound of their first two records and brings them in touch with some folkier roots. Neil Smith, Peach Pit’s lead singer and songwriter, does some of his most poignant work to date on tracks like “Look Out!” and “2015,” while precise lead guitar from Chris Vanderkooy is put to great use across the album. Perfect for driving through Vermont this spring with the windows down.
Concerts Manager’s Pick — Jose Morales ’22
Show: Soft Sounds from the Clouds — Thursdays at 10 p.m.
Album: “Shotgun” — Soccer Mommy
Genre: Indie Rock, Indie Pop
RIYL: Snail Mail, Lucy Dacus, Julien Baker
Blurb: Shotgun is the first track for Soccer Mommy’s upcoming album, “Sometimes, Forever.” She dropped a music video alongside 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
Blurb: Warm, pure and simple meets powerful and haunting 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 is just 22 years old, and 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
Blurb: The Minnesota-based band Hippo Campus jumped on the indie-pop scene with their bubbly 2017 debut album, "Landmark." From the bouncy lead single "Boyish" to the subtle strums of "Vacation," the album has a soulful range. Their lyrics are playful and colorful, and the album flows well sonically as tracks sometimes melt into each other. Although I haven't loved some of their more recent projects, I always return to this record.