Badlands is the solo project of Adrian Chi Tenney (Pangea, God Equals Genocide). The album feels as personal as a tattered journal, and it’s lo-fi production helps solidify this perception. Tenney impressively plays every instrument on the album, however, the greatest “trick” she pulls off are the gorgeous harmonies she melds together with herself. If Bon Iver actually had some balls, listened to a lot of Robert Pollard, and went to the desert instead of Wisconsin it might sound something like So Little, but certainly not as good.
Recommended If You Like: Acoustic Female Bob Pollard, Desert Punk, The Sweets