With the year half done we thought we’d roll out some of our favorite records so far in 2019. Here are our professional tips on some of the best new music of the year so far.
5. Coach Phillips Never is Enough
“There’s more than enough comparisons to burgeoning indie acts like Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus, but the Seattle indie-rock quintet adds touches of weathered alt-country, garage rock, and classic proto-emo to sweeten the pot.” - The Tape Deck
4. Martin Frawley Undone at 31
“Frawley’s (ex-Twerps) Undone at 31 is one of the best breakup records in recent memory, a truly conceptual heartbreak album designed to fit the romantic fumblings of our modern age.” - Paste Magazine
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“On placeholder, the singer (who identifies as non-binary and uses they/them pronouns) contemplates the fragility of human relationships and the hard-to-stomach reality that many of the people, experiences and places we've loved are only stepping stones on a journey of self-discovery.” - NPR