What’s Making Me Happy This Week: Alex Lahey
Alex Lahey’s EP B-Grade University is the brightest indie rock soundtrack of a post-college quarter life crisis I’ve heard in quite some time. Whether it’s the “9-to-5 headache”of “Ivy league,” the romance of “Wes Anderson” and the exploration of relationships in “Let’s Go Out” and “You Don’t Think You Like People Like Me“ Lahey’s songs are consistently charming, anthemic and on point. And her music videos are hilarious! The video for “You Don’t Think You Like People Like Me” is the best sports-themed rock band video since Jimmy Eat World’s Lucky Denver Mint. “Ivy League” is a louder version of Bob Ross. “Wes Anderson” is appropriately quirky. “Let’s Go Out” (above) is the broke, kalsarikännit expansion of Courtney Barnett’s “Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to The Party.”
B-Grade University is out on Dead Oceans and a full length album is in the works for 2017. The EP unfortunately isn’t available on Spotify in Germany yet, but buying it for the price of a Biergarten pint or a fancy coffee is cooler, anyway.