Recommended by Delaney Motter
Surfer Rosie’s debut EP helped counteract the feelings of anxiety that seemed to wash over us all last year. Some moments are loud and cathartic, with fuzzed-out riffs cutting through atmospheric noise with frantic energy. But these settle into quiet and contemplative valleys, only to rev back up again for acute sonic whiplash. Surfer Rosie’s music captures the kind of hope that’s perfect to soundtrack the beginning of a new year.