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Viking's Choice: From Indian Lakes, 'The Monster'

From Indian Lakes.
Erica Lauren
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From Indian Lakes.

Joey Vannucchi's music treasures a sort of troubled quietude. The California native writes and records as From Indian Lakes, ably tackling all of the instruments himself with an ear for warm, organic sound. Everything Feels Better Now, his third album, tracks in moody indie-rock songs that look to the terse internal monologues of Now, Now and the atmospheric pop of Mew.

With pronounced rim clicks and muted guitars, "The Monster" seems like a hushed dream until Vannucchi blows the chorus wide open, singing, "I'm beginning to wake myself up / I've been dreaming of monsters in love."

Everything Feels Better Now comes out Oct. 14 on Triple Crown.

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