Mocky: Key Change On Key Change, Mocky has shifted his sound from the electronic pulses representative of his time in Berlin to a more organic, soulful acoustic vibe, with a delicate sense of sonic space that cherishes every creak of studio furniture and ambient finger noise from the multitude of instruments utilized.
The Wooden Sky: Let's Be Ready Slowly but surely Toronto-based band The Wooden Sky have been building their brand of rousing heartland rock with throwback indie rock revivalism, but it all seems to be nicely culminated with their new full-length album Let's Be Ready, mixing stripped-down acoustic passages with full-on, sing-along, rock-out moments.
Fink: Horizontalism British singer/songwriter/producer Fin Greenall has long been a KCRW favorite for his polymath approach to making music. His latest is a mysterious dub reworking of his popular Hard Believer album of last year, giving radical new textures to his darkly beautiful songs.
Daughn Gibson: Carnation Carnation, with hindsight in its favor, gives Gibson the ability to keep on stretching his narratives, but it also wisely pomades some of his wildest hairs. The country urges are tamped down to the occasional guitar line and qualities of Gibson's singing voice, giving the music a chance to open up to breezier vistas.