SUPER DE LUXE by Attic Lights
Produced by a member of Teenage Fanclub, this Scottish group’s second album has a passing resemblance to that band but most of the time substitutes sweetness for grunge. It’s much less heavier affair than any of the Fanclub’s records and slightly less memorable although there are plenty of great hooks here and it’s the musical equivalent of eating one potato chip in that I find myself listening to it a lot after the initial listen.
SUCHNESS by We Are Loud Whispers
There are only so many musical options when it comes to framing quietness. Whispery vocals (better if they are female), rippling synthesizers, processed beats, and the odd acoustic guitar all work. This duo’s debut has all of these – At its best it’s lovely and haunting at its worst boring and inconsequential luckily most of the time it’s closer to lovely and haunting.