Here is the second part of our Spring Music Preview (part one is here). These are the albums we’re most looking forward to through June 21.
Beach House: Bloom (1 of 8)
Beach House’s third record Teen Dream was a defining, refining step for the band into emotionally rife territory – it’s hard to listen to that one without chills going up your spine. Based on the band’s released singles, their upcoming release Bloom sounds like it’ll have a similar effect: we’ll see when it’s released May 15.
Best Coast: The Only Place (2 of 8)
Best Coast might have made a name for herself writing songs about boys, cats, and weed, but it can’t be denied that Bethany Cosentino is a great pop songwriter with a knack for catchy guitar lines. Though her lyrical content on The Only Place might have matured, those pop hooks haven’t gone anywhere. The record drops May 15.