Issue 133

This week, we listen to new records from Bleached, Fantastic Negrito, Whitney, and Yuna.

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What We're Listening To

Fantastic Negrito’s debut full-length makes him the hottest musician out of Oakland in years; the album is everything it was hyped to be and then some. Read more.

The debut album from Whitney is as utterly charming as it is retro, with a sound that seems cobbled from past Americana records and guitar pop. Read more.

Welcome the Worms sees Bleached writing muscular rock songs with improved production over their debut — and the result is a more approachable album that doesn’t lose the band’s spunk. Read more.

Chapters sees Yuna becoming a master songwriter, writing R&B and indie pop that’s clearly a league above most of her peers. Read more.