“Spirit Exchange”
(Blight Records)

If “Bedroom GrungeFolk” ever catches on, Nyxy Nyx ought be considered one of said genre’s progenitors. Imagine early Sponge blended up on delayed rocks with a shot of Emitt Rhodes’ criminally underlooked “Mirrors” album, but, like, with the vocalist’s diction all but shoe-g(l)azed into obscurity and layered dynamically with low and high baritone bolsterings. 

Hazy dynamics aside, “Spirit Exchange” is a magical, melted string of sugary earworms that’s novel and nuanced enough to make repeated listens back to back a real treat, so pop it in on a sunny Sunday afternoon & drift along a while…


—Jacob An Kittenplan