DAKOTA FLOYD: Localities: CD

You almost have to resort to cliche to talk about something as sentimental and sincere as Dakota Floyd’s new solo album—his heart is on his sleeve, and he’s sweet as sugar. Those who know him from his band, The Wild, will recognize the earnest, confessional lyrical style as well as the unapologetic poppiness, though this is stripped down and straightforward, just Dakota and an acoustic guitar. Walking the line between folk and folk punk, he sings about new crushes at sunrise and the pull of wanderlust over sparkling clean guitar—any fan of that scrappy, unfailingly positive Plan-It-X style can feel at home with Localities. –Indiana Laub (Self-released)