Ten years in the past marked a formative period of indie: this was a interval during which the traces had blurred between “mainstream” and “hipster,” two arbitrary phrases that now, in 2022, are virtually meaningless. This was a interval the place Phoenix was headlining the largest pageant in america, Gotye’s “Any person That I Used To Know” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Scorching 100, Arctic Monkeys had been on the peak of their prowess stateside, and the now arena-filling alt rock powerhouses HAIM and The 1975 had been simply beginning to develop deeply-devoted fan bases.
For Consequence’s Might Artist of the Month Jordana, this was just the start — seventh grade, to be precise. She was identical to all of us, basking within the cool of Julian Casablancas and The Strokes, Ezra Koenig, and Alex Turner on Tumblr, fawning over the style of post-twee indie sleaze, continuously scanning music blogs (like this one), and proudly owning indie as an aesthetic and an perspective, reasonably than simply music from an impartial label.
Jordana is releasing her sophomore venture (and first correct studio album) Face The Wall on Friday (Might twentieth), and it’s clear that this period of indie was massively influential to the 21-year-old artist. Hovering harmonies harking back to Grizzly Bear and Native Natives are effectively on show, jangly guitars colour every tune with a vibrant glow, and her attractive singing voice is each emotive and overwhelmingly cool.
Even Face The Wall‘s album cowl, which depicts Jordana with a cloud of vape smoke in entrance of her face, expresses the sort of hazy hues present in Washed Out and Neon Indian’s colourful chillwave.