"I couldn't rave more about this band or this album if I tried. The Los Angeles pop duo Electric Guest, made up of singer Asa Taccone and drummer Matthew Compton, followed up 2017's Plural with an 11-track record that, for me, raised the bar for indie-pop music. Taccone's signature falsetto vocals, which first caught my attention in their 2017 hit 'Oh Devil,' are back and better than ever, hitting new highs on tracks like 'More' and 'Dollar.'
"Despite the overall upbeat vibe of the album, the lyrics hold a deeper message. Life and culture in Los Angeles is without a doubt an underlying theme throughout the album, emphasizing the ways in which the bandmates cling to their familial roots (hence: the album title) despite their fame and inevitable venture into the exclusive world of the LA music scene. If you think you've never heard of these guys, you can hear Taccone's undeniable influence on Portugal. The Man's Grammy-winning hit 'Feel It Still,' which he co-wrote. Whether it be on the hook, the chorus, or the verses, every single song on the record has a standout moment that makes you stop what you're doing and say to yourself, 'Damn, that's cool.'" — Maggie Boyle, editorial intern