Maddie takes us on an Astrological journey to find your new release companion for the month of June. An unmatched analytical study of the positioning of the celestial bodies has concluded your match with the utmost certainty. Go forth Shugs and discover your musical destiny.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Converge – You Fail Me Redux
Put this album on for speed, Aries. You are energetic and can even be aggressive at times – just like the punishing sound of this album. Scream along to this record while running – maybe even flip a table!
Taurus (April 20- May 20)
The Wonder Years – The Upsides
I once heard that Taurus’ are known to be stubborn and that they also enjoy high quality fabrics. Well, nothing is more stubborn than a kid just trying to leave his hometown and sing about some midterms. Slip on your best khaki shorts, grab a slice of za, and listen to the twinkly guitars/emotional vocals featured on this album.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Swans – The Glowing Man
You can be a little indecisive and unpredictable, Gemini. This album will hit you with a lot – sometimes it’s creepy, sometimes it’s pretty. Who knows what you like, though. Get some of your deep thinking done while blaring this album!
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Paul McCartney – Pure McCartney
You are sensitive and you love your fam. Paul McCartney wrote a song about his dog so you can probably relate. This record features some tearjerkers and some overly passionate songs, so you can now feel like the caring dad you’ve been dying to be.
Leo (July 23- August 22)
Whitney – Light Upon the Lake
You are determined and alluring, Leo. This album really sounds like something new – I don’t think I’ve heard the same genre used to describe it. You can be tender and genuine, which is why you’ll love listening to these sweet boys while cuffing your jeans.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Mumford and Sons with Baaba Maal, The Very Best & Beatenberg – Johannesburg
As a Virgo you are sympathetic and like to play things safe. Mumford and all of his sons will woo you into feeling more secure than you did in the womb. Listen to your maternal instincts and buy this album.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Charles Bukowski – Reads His Poetry
You like to read, so does Charles – hence this perfect album title. As a Libra you like company, and you’ll feel like part of the team – the beat writers that is – while listening to this record.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Sumac – What One Becomes
You are very opinionated – some might even say brutal. There is nothing more punishing or stubborn than the riffs featured in this album. The tones are bold – just like you.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Hum – You’d Prefer An Astronaut
You like to contemplate life, you like exploring the world. You probably also like counting stars.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
As someone who appreciates fine craftsmanship and professionalism, these pro-ass musicians will sooth you with some sonic majesty. You are serious and are hard working – so you better send Jonny Greenwood a thank you letter for all the intricate orchestral work featured on this album.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Claypool Lennon Delirium – Monolith of Phobos
As an Aquarius, you take risks and are often unconventional – like the pairing of musicians that wrote this album. You are open-minded and are willing to accept the atypical – a Sagittarius even told me that they wouldn’t have listened to this if I hadn’t put it on. This album is filled with a mixture of driving, upbeat, and catchy bass lines along with spacey psychedelic jams, which is perfect for your forward thinking lil soul. With bold sounds and tracks like “There’s No Underwear in Space,” you’ll get your avant-garde thinking done for the day. Have at it, Aquarius.
Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)
Bed. – Klickitat
This dreamy album will be perfect to listen to when you’re alone and just want to “sleep in like babies,” Pisces (that’s totally a lyric featured on this record). You’re v emotional and so is this album. Be the sad fish in the shoegazy sea you’ve always wanted to be. I mean, or you could listen to some Phish.