This year is going to be awesome.
Tacocat – Lost Time
Seattle pop-punk that you need to play at every slightly out-of-hand house party. Tacocat is also responsible for the new Powerpuff Girls theme song, if you need any more reason to get on board.
Out April 1 on Hardly Art
Bleached – Welcome the Worms
A punk album about heartbreak and soaking up sun rays, Welcome the Worms might be the ultimate soundtrack for feeling low and getting high in beautiful Los Angeles. Who needs a significant other when you have this album to spend your summer with?
Out April 1 on Dead Oceans
Sunflower Bean – Human Ceremony
This Brooklyn trio uses singer/bassist Julia Cummings' angelic voice to lure listeners in before kicking their asses with a deluge of guitar sound. Don't sleep on their live show if they come to your town this year.
TEEN – Love Yes
If you can't get enough 80s-inspired synth-pop weirdness, you won't be able to get enough of TEEN. Comprising three Canadian-born sisters (with one of their friends on bass), TEEN's Love Yes is a dance record that celebrates modern womanhood in a way that's both deeply introspective and extremely fun.