Imagine the musical version of a red-hued, heavily lens-flared photo of an underemployed twenty something in aviator sunglasses on a beach. This may give you a good idea of Kurt Vile's new album, Wakin on a Pretty Daze.
alt-J might just be the next Radiohead, really. The Mercury Prize favorites seriously impress James Rainis '14 with their daring debut, which fuses cinema and literature and makes geometry sexual and sinister.
Moving towards a denser, intricate sound and away from the pop stylings that characterized many songs on their last album, Grizzly Bear have crafted a wonderful new album, Shields. Dina Khatib '15 recommends any serious indie music fan give this LP a listen.