Chastity Belt - I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone (Hardly Art) 2017
There is a very specific brand of melancholia that goes hand in hand with being young, a sense of ennui that has been covered time and time again in music, but rarely well-articulated. Enter Chastity Belt like a group of cool older siblings with their own take on it, entitled I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone. The Washington band’s third album finds them in an introspective mood, churning out thirteen songs that are as sincere as they are beautiful, hitting right at home. With smoother arrangements and lighter riffs, Chastity Belt shed the humor that saturated their earlier work to finally come into themselves with this tender, relatable exploration of growing up.