June 30, 2022
On new record For The Birds, Atlanta-based Neighbor Lady expand the boundaries of their country-kissed indie rock sound to encompass an elegant style of lush and textural guitar pop sprinkled with, as songwriter and vocalist Emily Braden puts it, with “reverb and magic.” Full of gorgeous top-line melodies, spirited rock hooks, and Braden’s richly emotive vocals (and plenty of twang), For The Birds takes a kaleidoscopic approach to genre. The record features everything from catchy alternative (“Penny Pick It Up”) and starry-eyed country (“I’m With You”) to straightforward indie rock (“Scared”) and ambient-indebted otherworldly pop (“Haunted”).
It’s out. Go listen to it, or pick it up on wax.