Sam Flax

Sam Flax's brand of late-night psychedelia is turning heads, and for good measure. His just-released debut album Age Waves--actually, re-released, as it came out earlier this year with little-to-no fanfare--is a moody collection of sounds that's nervy and emotional. Flecks of disco, punk, glam, and pop are grafted together by Flax's airy songwriting and vocals. Opener "Fire Doesn't Burn Itself" is particularly devastating: that central, impeccably-crafted riff just keeps hammering home as the song gets more and more crazed. Age Waves is out now via Burger Records.

Sam Flax has toured with DIIV, the Growlers, and Foxygen.