10. Ducktails - Ducktails
Fun, hazy, laid back, tropical lo-fi pop. What I wanted my summer to be like.
9. Dan Deacon - Bromst
Makes me want to sleep over at your house and stay up and be friends and eat sugar and watch cartoons...
8. Emeralds - What Happened
...and when you understandably tire of me and grow up I will hide behind layered walls of ambient sound and you’ll forget but I’ll remember.
7. Lotus Plaza - The Floodlight Collective
I prefer this over Deerhunter and Atlas Sound. Reverb-drenched shoegaze pop that somehow emits both warmth and melancholy.
6. Jeans Wilder - Antiques
Quiet, sad, slow, lo-fi bedroom pop. What my summer was like.
5. Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport
This would be the best ride at Alt Disney World.
4. To Kill a Petty Bourgeoisie - Marlone
Mix Cocteau Twins and Beach House. Add darkness.
3. Former Ghosts - Fleurs
Downer synth pop influenced by Ian Curtis and This Mortal Coil. “I Wave” is like having a new (good) Xiu Xiu song.
2. Super Minerals - Clusters
Fucking beautiful authentic minimalist piano drone.