KEVIN MCKAY “Neutral Mind” C43 (Cudighi Records)

Kevin McKay’s four-piece creates an almost shoe-gazey thick wall of psychy, shimmering dreampop through heavily reverb/delay’d guitar pickerings and jangly chord progressions that almost get buried beneath contrapuntal, Of Montreal-esque bass grooves, magical synth blankets, understated drumming and an almost early Clientele-ish coo of pleasant AF vocal delivery. 

Fairly upbeat and infectious, this brand of indie rock makes for great driving music and early party mood-setting.


—Jacob An Kittenplan