Briana Marela’s quietly powerful, aching, and lush pastoral soundscape is both haunting and visceral. Her latest record, All Around Us, is a buoyant letter to the sometimes tenuous ebb of hope, love, and friendship.
There’s something cathartic about lacing up an uncomfortable pair of Vans, throwing on a sweatshirt, and plugging earbuds into your smartphone.
Brad Petering of TV Girl is soft spoken, quietly acerbic, and intellectually present – his breadth of music knowledge is only rivaled by his observational humor. There’s some feigned animus, some enigmatic shadow boxing, and a lot of lyrical prowess.
Checking in at San Diego’s Sante Fe Station, historic in its own right, but now fingerprinted by agitated riders and lost children of all ages. Pigeons touch down like prehistoric helicopters, and I’m perpetually yawning.