Recommended by Ryan J. Prado
Dana Janssen’s post-Akron/Family output under the Dana Buoy moniker has been rich in nuanced pop amalgamations. His stunning sophomore LP, 2012’s Summer Bodies, is a fluorescent psych-pop gem that in many ways set the stage for Jannsen’s new record, Ice Glitter Gold. It opens with the Euro-dancehall banger “Twisted Sky,” followed by the syrupy melodies of the radio-ready title track, while anthemic moments on songs like “Colours Out” anchor the record with woozy synth and Janssen’s strong vocal calisthenics. On the cusp of spring, an album like Ice Glitter Gold is perfect for late nights and long, breezy afternoons.