One thing I like about having gotten into the music writing game now is that I get to think about sophomore features from bands and artists that have only gotten their start in the last few years specifically in terms of their success. Take my review of The Beths’ new album, Jump Rope Gazers, which is very determinedly built around the way that success altered the band members’ lives; this is a far more serious record than their last, but no less exciting for it. What does it mean when your band blows up and you have to travel all over the world? Sounds like a double edged sword.
You can read my full review over at Paste Magazine.