>>Whatever Will Happen – by Iji

Sometimes it’s hard to get out of the bed in the morning. Sometimes it’s too cold and you just can’t bring yourself to do it. Sometimes you need something to help you not feel like a wet blanket.

That’s where Seattle’s iji comes in. This album is equal parts laze all day and sweet lubricant to get you out of those sheets and into the day. From opener “Cruisin’ USA”, a sunny number replete with the happiest little horn parts that really put some pep in your step, to my favourite track on the record “Bound 2 Glory”, a slow burner indie rock (has a little springsteen influence in there too) number that exudes resilience, this whole album is like a musical pat on the back from your bud. It’s just good rock and roll that dips in and out of sunny pop lounge that has an immediate calming effect. Sometime getting a little weird in the right kind of ways. Hope you get a kick out of it.