Veronica Falls
Waiting for Something to Happen
Slumberland Records
Street: 02.12
Veronica Falls = New Pornographers + Wye Oak 
If you pop this record in right now, you’ll get excited for spring. Pleasant Brit-pop bass lines hold hands with pretty vocal harmonies, making the album breezy and warm. Most of the songs have a kickback, nostalgic feel—probably due to the simple, repetitive lyrics, but no complaints here. They use clever songwriting to create a sound that comes across as familiar. Veronica Falls released a video for “Teenage” with the release of this album, and it’s worth taking a minute or two to watch, as it features sweet 90s-esque effects and cat tattoos. “My Heart Breaks” has a slightly heavier drum line and is my favorite track of Waiting for Something to Happen. I recommend throwing some of these tunes on your April/May playlist. –Kia McGinnis