"Super Monster" by Claud
Like the album’s cover art, “Super Monster” is a vibrant self-portrait of Claud Mintz. The Chicago artist’s debut album feels like a coming of age story chock-full of love lost and found all set to a standard indie-pop soundtrack (Claud’s already signed to indie darling Phoebe Bridgers’ label Dead Oceans). “In Or In-Between” tells the all too relatable story of mixed signs while dating, and the album is full of other tunes dedicated to all the little crushes and heartbreaks that add up to a larger sense of self-discovery Claud fosters on this album.
By Emma Chekroun