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Weird Glow { Album Review } . Sarah Bethe Nelson

Sarah Bethe Nelson is a singer and songwriter with a penchant for indie rock music and memorable hooks. Her sound makes us think of acts such as Angel Olsen, Courtney Barnett or Ty Segall, only to mention a few. Her most recent studio album, “Weird Glow,” opens with a memorable intro. The first track, “Desert Song,” combines classic rock vibes with shoegaz-y hooks. It really makes us think of what could have been like if Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers had the chance to jam with My Bloody Valentine!

There are so many highlights on this record, but the song “Natural Disaster” is probably one of our favorites. We love the vintage R&B flavor of this track, as well as the bright, uplifting melodies. This groove is understated and direct, yet still in tune with the album’s mood.

“Sunspots” is another beautiful song, with a classic college rock feel. The drum pattern is hypnotic and intriguing, while the deceptively simple guitar melody creates a really striking atmosphere, almost reminiscent of artists like American Football and some of Sonic Youth’s most understated moments.

On “Weird Glow,” the title track as well as “Paralyzed Waltz,” Sarah channels some of the best 90s rock-pop vibes. Fans of The Cranberries or Slowdive will rejoice!

Ultimately, this album is like a tasteful sampling of some of the best alt-rock influences of the past two decades, rearranged tastefully according to Sarah’s sensibility!

Tracklist

 

Desert Song

Too Rich

Weird Glow

Sunspots

To Be Continued

Paralyzed Waltz

Natural Disaster

Pour It Through Me

8th and Hooper

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Weird Glow

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