Uffie, the de facto queen of bloghouse, has released her first album in 13 years. An effervescent blend of synth-pop and electroclash, Sunshine Factory oozes with the same youthful exuberance that defined the Extremely Online youth of the mid-aughts’ bloghouse era. Uffie’s long-awaited return also coincides with the return of indie sleaze, a term retroactively used to describe the messy and maximalist years of the 2000s and 2010s. As a new generation of scene queens, ironically or not, embrace MySpace aesthetics via smudged mascara and shutter slides, Sunshine Factory recalls the heyday of Ed Banger; its chaotic and cool sound a peep into simpler times.
Elsewhere, Marina Herlop shares an atmospheric release, Harry Styles drops a stylish new album, and Whitearmor’s album is softly atmospheric.