“The Flowing Burial Ground” C21
(Midwest Action)

Eric Wallgren’s sophomore release holds the same School of Lou Reed vocal flavor as his previously Delicious* album did last year, but on this one, he trades in the loosey-goosey bedroom psychedelia for a more powerful GBV/Magnetic Fields feel, employing some driving, captivating drum machine beats and beatifically cheesy preset tones instead. The result is an infectiously charming string of indie earworms all crammed into 1/3rd of an hour’s time. Super fun! Pretty much anybody should be able to get behind “The Sinking of Claude Dillinger” ballad, and I strongly suggest you give yourself the opportunity to file in!


—Jacob An Kittenplan

*that album was also pretty great. Just sayin’!