Stream Your Friend Gumption (Stereogum Premiere)
Taryn Miller makes dark, floaty, undefinable music under the name Your Friend. At the end of the week, her full-length debut Gumption enters the world, and it’s a good one. Miller has a knack for combining disparate sounds into a unified palette, deploying everything from guitar samples to drum loops to field recordings to ominous synth sounds in service of her distinct sonic point of view. The resulting music exists in a shadowy space between Radiohead’s cinematic brooding and Wye Oak at their slowest and stateliest. “No one ever ages quite like they envision,” Miller sings on Gumption’s title track, and it’s true: This dense, mysterious collection represents a big leap from Your Friend’s 2014 EP Jekyll/Hyde. Stream the full album below.