HOVVDY: Heavy Lifter: CD

Hovvdy are an Austin, Texas duo playing bedroom pop with an emphasis on bedroom—meaning it’s so mellow it might put you to sleep. I may be the wrong person for this, but I found Heavy Lifter to be rather uninspiring at first listen and downright boring after repeated listens. Vapid enough to make excellent background music at the local hipster café, I expect to be hearing this album everywhere in public this year. –Paul J. Comeau (Specialist Subject, specialistsubjectrecords.co.uk)